Primeval Russia: The most beautiful country

Until Feb. 22, the Central House of Artists in Moscow is hosting a festival of nature from across the country called “Primeval Russia.” The festival presents 20 photography projects devoted to Russia’s flora and fauna. With this project, the Russian Geographical Society has tried to show that there is far more to Russia than just the Kremlin, Red Square and other such historical monuments.

Russia also has some unique natural sites that must be seen to be believed, such as Lake Baikal, Mt. Elbrus, the Sakhalin Peninsula and the Altai Mountains.


Adygea lies in southern Eastern Europe, in the foothills of the Western Caucasus in the Caucasus Mountains System, with plains in the northern areas and mountains in the southern area. Forests cover almost 40% of its territory.


The Volcanoes of Kamchatka are a large group of volcanoes situated on the Kamchatka peninsula. The large volcanic belt contains around 160 volcanoes, 29 of them are still active. In the list of UNESCO World Heritage since 1996.

Russia, Krasnoyarsky Krai, National Park Ergaki

Ergaki a mountain range in the Western Sayan Mountains in southern Siberia.


Lena Pillars (Lenskie Stolbi) is the name given to a natural rock formation along the banks of the Lena river in far eastern Siberia. The pillars are 150-300m high, and were formed in some of the Cambrian era sea-basins.


The Curonian Spit is a 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic sea coast. Its southern portion lies within Kaliningradskaya oblast (Russia), and its northern within southwestern Lithuania. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000.


Man-Pupu-Ner Plateau. These giant stone statues located on the Man-Pupu-Ner plateau in a remote area of the Northern Urals in the Komi Republic were formed by selective weathering of the surrounding rocks. With a total of seven pillars, each rising 30-40 m high, the Man-Pupu-Ner plateau is a popular site for sports tourism.


Magadan region is known for its northern nature, which is a must-see for every fan of ecotourism.

Source: Russia Beyond The Headlines

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