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This is the place of junctuon of two great Russian rivers, Volga and Oka, in the beautiful city Nizhny Novgorod, the fifth large city in Russia. Oka is fore, Volga is in the background.

This shot was taken from a very high right bank of Oka, where most part of the old city is situated.
By the way, just right banks of large rivers, flowing from South to North in the North Hemisphere are usually much higher than left ones. I heard that it proves in some way, that the Earth is really turning around its axis, but I don't remember why :)

The beautiful red church with colourful domes in the foreground is Christmas church built in 1701. It is also called Stroganov's by a name of the merchant who gave money for it construction.

At the left bank of Oka is bright yellow cathedral of Alexander Nevsky (this knyaz of Novgorod is a saint of Russian Orthodox church).

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