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Hanging bridges on Ai-Petri Mount

Ai-Petri is a mountain of 1234 meters height located in the Yalta region of Crimea. “Ai-Petri” name is of Greek origin and translates as “Saint Peter”.

Maximum number of foggy days (not only in Crimea, but throughout Ukraine) is observed here (215 days in 1970). Beautiful photo by Sergey Anashkevitch

Hanging bridges on Ai-Petri Mount, Crimea, Ukraine

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Agitation before the referendum in the Crimea

Agitation before the referendum in the Crimea. The text says: “March 16, we choose”. I suppose, the result is already known. Photo by Tatiana Rihtun

Agitation before the referendum in the Crimea, Ukraine


All these incredible water colors, crazy salt columns and cosmic landscapes are abandoned fields for collecting salt located in the Crimea!

Back in Soviet times, these fields were used for mining salt for the needs of the chemical industry. The views here are fantastic – unique combination of bright red water and blue-white-black mud. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Abandoned salt fields, Crimea, Ukraine, photo 1

amazing scenery

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Russian soldiers in the Crimea

Currently, there is certainly some tension in the Crimea, but in many ways it is not so critical as it looks from the outside. People in the Crimea are united by one idea – they don’t want war.

There are unidentified soldiers in the Crimea, though in recent days the number of them has become somewhat less. Their main activities take place near military units of the Ukrainian army. The situation with the soldiers remains unclear.

Russian troops, Crimea, Ukraine, photo 1

soldiers in the Crimea




Russian armed forces in Ukraine

Breaking news. Upper House of Russian Parliament voted to approve sending Russian armed forces on the territory of Ukraine.

It was done by Putin’s request because of the “extraordinary” situation in Ukraine and threats to life of Russian citizens, the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation located in accordance with the international agreement on the territory of Ukraine (Autonomous Republic of Crimea).


Crimea - Russian troops





Syvash Bay – the Rotten Sea

Syvash Bay also known as the Rotten Sea located on the west coast of the Azov Sea is separating the Crimean peninsula from the mainland.

In summer, due to the shallow water (0.5-1.0 meters), water in the bay warms up making it very smelly. Fortunately, this picture does not convey the smell and we can enjoy the beautiful view. Photo by Sergey Stepanenko

Syvash Bay - the Rotten Sea, Crimea, Ukraine

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At the very end of the Crimea

What a beautiful view! Sunset on Cape Tarkhankut – the westernmost point of the Crimea. Photo by Sergey Stepanenko

Sunset at the very end of the Crimea, Ukraine

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Amazing sunset in Crimea

This is a really beautiful set of photos of a colorful sunset taken at Cape Chersonese in Crimea by Sergey Anashkevitch in September 2013.

Amazing sunset in Crimea, photo 1

riot of colors

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Ai-Petri is a mountain and a plateau in the Crimean Mountains located in the Yalta region of Crimea. It is the place with a maximum number of foggy days not only in Crimea, but throughout Ukraine (215 days in 1970).

Also, Ai-Petri is the windiest point of Crimea and Ukraine. Especially picturesque these places look during golden fall. These beautiful photos were taken by Sergey Anashkevitch in October 2013.

Beautiful fall on Ai-Petri in Crimea, Ukraine, photo 1

fresh mountain air

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Martian Landscapes of the Past in the Crimea

At the time when there was water on Mars surface, the planet possibly had the landscapes similar to these salt marshes in the Crimea.

Also, it is possible that in the future, people will see this scenery on Mars, if the planet is colonized and terraformed by mankind. Photos by Sergey Anashkevitch

Martian Landscapes of the Past in the Crimea, Ukraine, photo 1

really unearthly landscapes

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