Northwestern Russia is one of the eight Federal Districts that make up the country. It is comprised of eleven oblasts (provinces). The region is known first and foremost as the home of St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city and erstwhile capital. The northernmost of Europe's major cities, St. Petersburg is actually near the southern end of the region. North of the great city are provinces like Karelia, Archangel, and Murmansk, all of which lie partly or entirely above the Arctic circle. Here is a land of magical looking forests and wondrous winter scenes. Enjoy these aerial views from some of the northernmost points on the European continent. Aerial photo: "Chapel on the Vuoksa River" by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot chill_side.
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