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National Mordovian dishes are kersez - chopped meat, baked with potatoes, medvezhya lapa(bear paw) - a kind of cutlet of pork, liver, bread and eggs as well as pancakes on millet flour.


Saransk responsibly prepares for the influx of domestic and foreign guests: creates infrastructure virtually from scratch, builds monumental stadiums, renovates historical buildings, breaks down old ugly buildings and constructs something modern in their place.


Saransk is the centre of Finno-Ugric culture of Russia. Since 2007 a large festival titled Shumbrat, Finno-Ugria! has been held there.


If you dont have enough time to get acquainted with the surroundings of the city, try to visit at least the Sanaksar Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God where Admiral Ushakov is buried.


The town of Zeya is sometimes called little Paris, although it has nothing to do with Paris. It is a usual Far Eastern town: low-rise buildings, disgusting roads, wonderful nature.


An ancient Paleolithic man site named Deering-Yuryakh was discovered on a high mountain near Elanka, on the opposite bank of the Lena River, in September 1982.


The Bezymyannaya fortress battery is one of the oldest fortifications of the Vladivostok Fortress. In 1862 the hill of Bezymyannaya was used to place smoothbore guns and deploy a platoon of mountain artillery. Since that moment the hill has been called Battery.


Tynda, the northernmost and youngest town of the Amur Region, is even called the capital of BAM.


Vladivostok Fortress is a complex of defensive structures built in the city and its surroundings in late XIX-early XX centuries. Today the complex of fortification constructions of the Vladivostok fortress is a monument of federal significance.


Dalnerechensk is the oldest and northernmost town of Primorye, the administrative centre of Dalnerechensky district, located near the border with China.


It is a typical Far Eastern city, extremely poor even by the standards of the Far East. This was not always this way: in the past Partizansk (its name had been Suchan until 1972) flourished.


Spassk-Dalniy is a small town in Primorsky Krai, located on the Kuleshovka River. Trans-Siberian Railway passes through it and divides the town into the western and eastern parts.


The first information about the lead-zinc deposits in Olginsky district around the Tetyukhe River was disclosed in the second half of XIX century, after the annexation of Primorye to Russia. However, according to legends, the development of the Tetyukhinsky ores had been carried out by the tribe named tazs that inhabited Primorye in ancient times, before the arrival of the Chinese.


Zov Tigra (Call of the Tiger) National Park started to work in 2008. However, even 20 years before that, Far Eastern scientists had stressed the need for creation of a protected area there.


This peak is the highest in Primorsky Krai, located in the Zov Tigra National Park in Chuguevsky district of the region; it has long been considered magical.


The easternmost and highest mountain town of Primorsky Territory. The rocks located in the vicinity of Dalnegorsk were once depicted on a bill of 1000 roubles. Dalnegorsk was founded in 1897 as a settlement of Tetyukhe (translated as wild boar valley from Chinese).


Bolshoy Kamen (Big Stone translated from Russian) is a closed town between Vladivostok and Nakhodka; the only plant in the Far East specializing in repair, re-equipment and modernization of nuclear submarine missile carriers is located there.


Lazovsky Reserve is located on the southern spurs of the Sikhote-Alin.


A small town in Primorye named in honor of the famous explorer of the Far East. It is famous for its ski trail considered to be one of the best in the region.


Lazovsky Nature Reserve Nature Museum is open in the village of Lazo. This is only one room with an area of 200 square meters, which presents numerous photographs, dioramas, exhibits of animals, birds, various biogroups of rare animals of the Ussuri taiga.


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