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    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
    • Sublime Beauty of Russian Nature Reserves
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    Osinovka River in Baikal National Nature Reserve.

    The first nature reserve in Russia was opened on January 11, 1917. Now, a century later, Russia has over 494 million acres of nature reserves, big and small, that serve as home to countless unique species of plant and animal life.

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