Kalyazin Church, also called the “Flooded Belfry,” standing alone in the Uglich Reservoir.
This structure is all that remains of the old town of Kalyazin, which was submerged when a dam was built in in 1939.
Satellite view on Google Maps.
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Image Credit: Photograph by Sergey Pesterev,
Special Mention, Land, Sea and Sky.
Sunset on Lake Baikal in Russia, with impressive high ice ridges in the foreground.
Next stop, Siberia!
The strange and beautiful world of Siberian bus stops.
Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip … photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by bus, bike, car and cab to snap bus stops that show the former Soviet empire’s taste for the future.
All photographs by Christopher Herwig
Russian nature photographer Sergey Makurin has captured these breathtaking photographs of frozen trees in a remote part of Western Russia where the temperature can drop to a chilling -35C.
The stunning shots were taken in the Ural Mountains where Sergey trekked through sub-zero weather to access an area which is extremely isolated with very few human inhabitants for miles around.
Often taken at sunset, the images of bent trees encased in snow and ice make unworldly figures in the beautiful wintry landscape.
The world’s largest diesel submarine. All photographs: Danila Tkachenko.
The photographer Danila Tkachenko is drawn to places that were once at the forefront of technological progress, but now lie in ruin.
An antenna built for interplanetary connection. The Soviet Union was planning to build bases on other planets, and prepared facilities for connection which were never used and now lie dormant.
Imposing hulks of metal and granite built under the Soviet Union appear otherwordly against blank snowscapes.
The relics are alien – more like something out of Star Wars, than modern-day Russia
Some dance photographs as powerful as beautiful, created by Alexander Yakovlev, a Russian photographer based in Moscow who manages to capture the movement, fineness, energy and emotions with a rare intensity.