The Oleni Ruchi nature park

Russia’s Sredinny Range, like the Ural Mountains, has a wealth of natural sights to see. Over a period of millions of years, underground and surface water tumbled and turned rock formations along the Serga River, creating many mysterious natural monuments. These ancient mountain structures, many of which have been damaged and destroyed by erosion, are now riddled with karst caves and cavities. These openings allow us to study and observe the impressive picture of the geological changes that have taken place here over time. Nowadays those who witness these natural wonders are completely overcome with awe. Join RTG TV for a journey through Deer Stream Natural Park, also called the Middle Urals in miniature.    

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The Oleni Ruchi nature park
The Bolshoi St. Petersburg circus

Take just one step into the circus tent and you find yourself in a world in which everything is a bit extreme — a world in which the colours are too bright, animals are too clever, the humour a bit inappropriate, inciting laughter from both children and adults and movements are too bold and risky, causing spectators to gasp in fear and awe. Everything at the circus is too much, everything is extreme. This world that is just too much is a world that exists only in fairy tales — or at the circus. Tune in to learn the history (present and past) of the St. Petersburg State Circus on the Fontanka.

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The Bolshoi St. Petersburg circus
Fishing for mikizha in Kamchatka

Kamchatkan trout is one of the species of salmon found on the Kamchatka Peninsula. This type of rainbow trout can reach up to a metre in length and tends to prefer the deepest parts of the river. There it is easier for the fish to stalk its prey as it is pushed along by the river current. It is exactly here that fishermen keep their eyes peeled for this scaled predator. One such man is Dmitry Drozdov, a fly fishing instructor. He and his colleagues travelled 12,000 kilometres, from Moscow to Kamchatka, for this fishing trip. In this Russian Travel Guide programme we will witness the peninsula’s rich natural beauty and discover the fine art of fishing in a river environment.

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Fishing for mikizha in Kamchatka