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    The Magic of Nature: Russia's National Parks in Pictures

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    • Barguzinsky Nature Reserve
    • Ship sailing on Lake Baikal near Olkhon island.
    • Russian President Vladimir Putin on holiday in Tyva Republic and Krasnoyarsk Territory
    • Russian Arctic National Park
    • Valley of Geysers in Kronotsky Nature Reserve
    • Brown bear, Kronotsky Nature Reserve
    • August 31, 2008. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Ussuri Reserve
    • Kurilsky Nature Reserve
    • Stolby State Nature Reserve in Krasnoyarsk
    • Lazovsky State Nature Reserve
    • Altai Reserve
    • Kursh Spit.
    • Caucasian State Biosphere Nature Reserve
    • Denezhkin Kamen State Nature Reserve
    • Wisents at Bryansky Les Nature Reserve
    • Lapland Biosphere Reserve
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    The Barguzinsky Nature Reserve is the oldest of Russia’s nature reserves. It is located in Buryatia on the west slope of the Barguzin Range, including the northeast shores of Lake Baikal. The reserve covers an area of 2,482 square kilometers.
    Above: Baikal. Zmeinaya buhta. Barguzinsky Nature Reserve.

    Nature Reserve and National Park Day has been celebrated in Russian on January 11 since 1997. On this day 98 years ago, the first Russian nature reserve was created. Sputnik invites you to take a look at some of Russia’s most picturesque nature reserves.

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