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The culmination of the past month starts today at 6pm Moscow time! And what a World Cup it has been ⚽️ We don’t have enough words to express all the amazing emotions we as Russians have felt cheering for our team and seeing all the smiles, joy and happiness of our new friends from all corners of the planet ❤️❤️❤️ And now the big question: who do you think will win? 🇭🇷 vs 🇫🇷 📷 @elenakrizhevskaya @mazurevanasta . . . . . . . . . . . . . #россия #russia #ilovetravel #instarussia #beauty #russiabeyond #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #путешествие #путешествиепороссии #путешествияпороссии #путешествия #красота #fifa #fifa2018 #fifaworldcup #fifaworldcup2018 #фифа #фифа2018 #чм2018 #showtime #luzhniki #лужники

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Good morning and happy Sunday from the St. Nicholas Church-Lighthouse in Crimea!Construction began in January, 2004 and on 15 May 2007 it was officially opened. It is sixty meters tall, stands on a 50-meter cliff above the Black Sea and is decorated with wonderful frescoes and mosaics ⛪️ #CrimeaBeyond 📷 @paulinzhelevsky, @masha__today . . . . . . . . . . . . #россия #russia #ilovetravel #instarussia #beauty #russiabeyond #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #путешествие #путешествиепороссии #путешествияпороссии #путешествия #красота #лето #summer #nature #naturelovers #crimea #крым #черноеморе #view #roadtripping #church #церковь

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Good night from Swallow’s Nest! It is a decorative castle located at Gaspra, a small spa town between Yalta and Alupka, in the Crimean Peninsula. It was built between 1911 and 1912, on top of the 40-metre high Aurora Cliff, in a Neo-Gothic design by the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood for the Baltic German businessman Baron von Steingel. The Swallow's Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea, having become the symbol of Crimea's southern coastline ❤️ #CrimeaBeyond 📷 @masha__today . . . . . . . . . . . . #россия #russia #ilovetravel #instarussia #beauty #russiabeyond #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #путешествие #путешествиепороссии #путешествияпороссии #путешествия #красота #лето #summer #nature #naturelovers #crimea #крым #черноеморе #yalta #ялта #view #roadtripping #ластачкиногнездо

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Good afternoon from the Gaspra area! There’s no better way to feel complete serenity and connectedness with nature than a horseback ride through the fields and mountains while taking in breathtaking Black Sea and Ai-Petri views 🐎 And it serves as a reminder that a) hordes are such majestic creatures and b) we have such beautiful nature that we need to care for, cherish and protect at all times 🌸 #CrimeaBeyond 📷 @masha__today . . . . . . . . . . #россия #russia #ilovetravel #instarussia #beauty #russiabeyond #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #путешествие #путешествиепороссии #путешествияпороссии #путешествия #красота #лето #summer #nature #naturelovers #crimea #крым #закат #yalta #roadtrip #ялта #айпетри #horseback

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It’s Friday the 13th 🧟‍♂️ Welcome to the Chukhloma Chamber! This abandoned chamber is located basically in the middle of nowhere, about 8km from the closest inhabited village called Chukhloma. Formerly a charming mansion, brimming with life, it was built in a big village called Ostashevo, which died out in the 20th century due to the rapid urbanization process the Soviet Union faced. The landlord of the mansion was a rich businessman from St. Petersburg who constructed it as a present for his second wife, who was an Ostashevo local. The chamber was built in pseudo-Russian style, an unusual mix of Slavic and Byzantine architecture. Nowadays the mansion looks more like a horror house from Russian-style thrillers and is almost completely forgotten except for the group of enthusiastic bloggers gathering money to revive it ☠️ 📷 Andrew Qzmn

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Good morning from Yalta and #tgif! It’s important to get the last work day off to a good start so the #CrimeaBeyond team decided to join @shaolin77777 for a morning workout with a view 🌅 Kangoo Jumps seem to be the next big thing and we’re glad we got to try it out - really makes you break a sweat! Luckily, the sea is not too far away for a refreshing dip afterwards 🌊 Have a great and energy-filled start to your Friday! 📷 @masha__today . . . . . . . . . . . #россия #russia #ilovetravel #instarussia #beauty #russiabeyond #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #путешествие #путешествиепороссии #путешествияпороссии #путешествия #красота #лето #summer #nature #naturelovers #blacksea #crimea #крым #черноеморе #yalta #ялта #view #roadtripping #workout

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Today’s #CrimeaBeyond activities involved walking over the terrifying suspension bridge on Ai-Petri and trying to distinguish the sea from the sky 🌅 Ai Petri is one of the most famous Crimean mountaints. Its picturesque peaks have become the symbol not just of the southern coast, but also of the entire Crimean peninsula 🌄 📷 @masha__today . . . . . . . . . . . #россия #russia #ilovetravel #instarussia #beauty #russiabeyond #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #путешествие #путешествиепороссии #путешествияпороссии #путешествия #красота #лето #summer #nature #naturelovers #blacksea #crimea #крым #черноеморе #yalta #ялта #view #roadtripping #айпетри #aipetri

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Good morning from St. Basil’s Cathedral! On this day in 1561, the construction of the the Cathedral of the Protection of Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat, known now as the cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed, was finished. The Cathedral, built on the order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible, was a witness of many great historical changes in Russia and remains a symbol of the Russian capital #MoreToRussia 📷 @evachug . . . . . . . . . . #россия #russia #ilovetravel #instarussia #beauty #russiabeyond #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #путешествие #путешествиепороссии #путешествияпороссии #путешествия #москва #инстамосква #москваграм #view #moscow #instamoscow #otd #stbasilscathedral #история #соборвасилияблаженного

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Great Wall of China? Nope! This is the Sudak Fortress in Crimea. First fortifications were built here by Byzantines in 6th-7th centuries, but the greater part of preserved buildings refers to the Genoese period. The Genoese, who came to Sudak several years later, made it their military base and built a majestic fortress, which later became Sudak’s symbol. Sixth day of the #CrimeaBeyond is in full swing (although we’re all about to melt ☀️) 📷 @masha__today . . . . . . . . . . . . #россия #russia #ilovetravel #instarussia #beauty #russiabeyond #travel #travelgram #instatravel #wanderlust #путешествие #путешествиепороссии #путешествияпороссии #путешествия #красота #лето #summer #nature #naturelovers #blacksea #crimea #крым #черноеморе #sudak #судак #view #roadtripping

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