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The Breathtaking Russian North From a Bird’s Eye View

"The photographers have provided this present collection of photographs from the Russian North, which they traveled to along Highway P21 “Kola,” one of the most beautiful roads in Russia"

Originally appeared at: Orthodox Christianity

Michael and Ekaterina have been engaged in aerial photography for several years already. With the help of a camera mounted on board a radio-controlled aircraft, they capture the face of the Earth from a bird’s eye view.

The photographers have provided this present collection of photographs from the Russian North, which they traveled to along Highway P21 “Kola,” one of the most beautiful roads in Russia.

This route connects St. Petersburg and Murmansk and then heads for the border with Norway. It is named in honor of the city Kola, the historical center of the Kola Peninsula, located 7.5 miles from the center of Murmansk. The photographers’ complete works are available on the website aerialphoto.ru

Translated by Jesse Dominick

St. Nicholas Monastery

St. Nicholas Monastery

Staraya Ladoga, Leningrad Province

Staraya Ladoga Fortress

Staraya Ladoga Fortress

Staraya Ladoga, Leningrad Province

Memorial cross in the Church of the Annunciation

Memorial cross in the Church of the Annunciation

Kola, Murmansk Province

Church of St. Basil of Caesarea

Church of St. Basil of Caesarea

Chernavino, Leningrad Province

Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

Kovda, Murmansk Province

Khibinogorsk Monastery

Khibinogorsk Monastery

Kirovsk, Murmansk Province.

Church of the Icon Not Made By Hands

Church of the Icon Not Made By Hands

Kirovsk, Murmansk Province

Holy Trinity-St. Trifon Pechenga Monastery

Holy Trinity-St. Trifon Pechenga Monastery

Luostari, Murmansk Province

Holy Trinity-St. Trifon Pechenga Monastery

Holy Trinity-St. Trifon Pechenga Monastery

Luostari, Murmansk Province

Church of the Resurrection of Christ

Church of the Resurrection of Christ

Umba, Murmansk Province

Church of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God

Church of the Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God

Kashkarantsy, Murmansk Province

Chapel of the Unnamed Monk of Tersk

Chapel of the Unnamed Monk of Tersk

Murmansk Province

Church of Sts. Peter and Paul

Church of Sts. Peter and Paul

Birma, Karelia.

Church of Sts. Peter and Paul

Church of Sts. Peter and Paul

Birma, Karelia.

Belomorsk

Belomorsk

White Sea, Karelia

Church of Sts. Zosima and Savvaty of Solovki

Church of Sts. Zosima and Savvaty of Solovki

Belomorsk, Karelia

Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

White Mountain, Karelia

Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos

Barzuga, Murmansk Province

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