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The Best Destinations Holidays For Those Stuck In Russia In The Summer

1.Kurshskaya Kosa National Park

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National Park Kurshskaya in Zelenogradsky District of Kaliningradskaya Region, was established in 1987 on the basis of a landscape zakaznik. Its area is 6,6 thousand ha. The Park includes the southern part of the spit, separating the Kurshsky Bay from the Baltic Sea.
The Park is situated on the main flyway of migratory birds, and their high density during the migration period is characteristic. About half of the birds of the local fauna (total number is 233 species) have nesting grounds in the Park.Among the mammalian dwellers are the moose, roe deer, wild boar. The predators include the marten, ermine, least weasel, otter, badger, raccoon dog. The European hare, squirrel, muskrat and beaver are common.

2.The Volga River on Samara

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The Samara is a river in Russia that runs into the Volga at the city of Samara.The historic Russian city of Samara rises from the banks of the Volga, Europe’s longest river. Samara has a wide sandy beach on the Volga that is very popular with locals during summer where you can sunbathe, swim, get a snack at the beachside cafes, or play volleyball.

3.Lake Baikal

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Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake, curves for nearly 400 miles through south-eastern Siberia, north of the Mongolian border.More than 5,000 feet deep (1637m) at its most profound, with another four-mile-thick layer of sediment further down, the lake’s cold, oxygen-rich waters teem with bizarre life-forms.
and also it’s circled by a network of hiking paths called the Great Baikal Trail.The village of Listvyanka, on its western shoreline, is a popular starting point for summertime wildlife-spotting tours, plus wintertime ice-skating and dog sledding.

4.Sochi

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Sochi is Russia’s only subtropical resort city located in Krasnodar krai, Sochi is informally referred to as the summer, the southern and resort “capital” of Russia.
Sochi, a Russian city on the Black Sea, is known as a summer beach resort, and was host of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Its parks include the palm-filled Arboretum.The Marins Park Hotel in Sochi is located right between the city park and the sea.

5.Vladivostok

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Vladivostok is a major Pacific port city in Russia overlooking Golden Horn Bay, near the borders with China and North Korea.The city of Vladivostok on the Sea of Japan marks the end of many summer trips across Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Located at the end of the Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, Vladivostok is a jumping off point for some of Russia’s southernmost islands which contain many beautiful sand beaches.Vladivostok was the chief Pacific entry port for military supplies and railway equipment sent to Russia from the United States.

6.The Gulf of Finland

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The Gulf of Finland is the easternmost arm of the Baltic Sea. It extends between Finland and Estonia all the way to Saint Petersburg in Russia, where the river Neva drains into it.The northern coast of the Gulf of Finland features sandy beaches flanked by pine trees and becomes a major summer beach destination for residents of nearby St. Petersburg.
The Gulf receives direct nutrient loading from three surrounding countries: Finland, Russia and Estonia. The River Neva (the biggest river in the Baltic Sea) is the largest single source of total nitrogen into the Gulf of Finland and the city of St Petersburg is the largest source of external phosphorus load.

7.The Kola Peninsula

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The Kola Peninsula is a peninsula in the far northwest of Russia. Kola Peninsula, large promontory in Murmansk oblast (province), far northern Russia. The Kola Peninsula covers some 40,000 square miles (100,000 square km) and extends across the Arctic Circle for about 190 miles (305 km) north-south and 250 miles (400 km) east-west, separating the White and Barents seas.During summer, the sun shines over the Kola Peninsula almost 24 hours a day.

8.Lake Onega

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Lake Onega is a lake in the north-west European part of Russia, located on the territory of Republic of Karelia, Leningrad Oblast and Vologda Oblast. Its banks are popular with hikers, and the temperature of the water can reach 24 °C in August. There are more than a thousand small islands and islets in the lake, including the 4-mile long Kizhi Island, which is home to the oldest windmill in Russia.

9.Khabarovsk

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The city of Khabarovsk, in Russia’s Far East, overlooks the mighty Amur River which separates Russia from China. South of the city center, locals relax on a long sand beach on the Amur in summer. Khabarovsk has one of the best-developed waterfront districts in eastern Russia & Also On its waterfront is Muravyov-Amursky Park, with a towering bronze statue of a former governor. Khabarovsk Regional Museum houses an extensive collection of natural history items, including precious stones.

10.Lake Turgoyak

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Turgoyak is a lake in Chelyabinsk Oblast, near the city of Miass, Russia. It has a surface of 2638 hectares. The water of the lake has a great transparency.
The section of the Ural Mountains between the cities of Ufa and Chelyabinsk consists of forested peaks that fall away to blue lakes. The water in Lake Turgoyak, near the town of Miass, is so clear that it’s often compared to Lake Baikal.