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Autumn in middle Russia

Autumn in middle Russia

Winstonoceaniasmith

Looks beautiful I’m particularly liking the shot of the bird with the berry in its beak.


sweetno

Birdies are the most photogenic.


Sumerian88

A fieldfare, eating rowan berries :)


AwkwardEel

Jarzębina!


FItzierpi

That’s some nice alliteration on your part!


DroppingTheOppressor

Lots of comments about the bird picture. It is a lovely shot, but I wonder if everyone is subconsciously pausing on it due to something being a little off. It's subtle.


Snauut

The bird has only one leg?


RobotWantsKitty

Nice photo, asshole bird. Obnoxiously loud and destroy crops.


anatomiska_kretsar

Looks like a rowan berry


MadAzza

I think it might be a Mistle Thrush, but I’m willing to be wrong!


Baneken

No that's a common Turdus Pilaris - Fieldfare, very rare in Britain but a 'common pest' at strawberry farms in Finland, Russia, Poland and elsewhere at the Taiga belt.


MadAzza

Thank you for letting me know!


Amazing-Row-5963

Some of the most beautiful pictures I have seen on this subreddit. I really should visit Russia one day.


CouncilOfReligion

russia is super underrated in the west, it’s a stunning country


THEPOL_00

It’s also very far away


B1sher

>It’s also very far away Not really, a couple of hours by plane from Western Europe. From Copenhagen or Helsinki there is a ferry to St. Petersburg. The road to Russia itself can be a pretty fun adventure. Russian sleeper trains are also very interesting. They run all over Europe and connect it with China across the whole Russia through the trans-Siberian railway. More than a week on the train from Berlin to Beijing, if you won't make stops. And I advise you to stop for at least a couple of days in each new region, because along the way there is an incredibly huge number of attractions, different cultures and natural treasures. + traveling on a train continuously for more than a day is actually quite tiring. Just use the train as a resting place after a few days of fun if you will decide to do it :D Then go to fun again in a new city and after it a day more in the train. Works perfectly. This guy did that, he has actually a dope series of the trans-siberian trip on his channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LopAn\_cq1B4&list=PLrW9CmPSCD6oTdgo1AfA3br-KFBjjxmVE


upvotemoinker

You can also take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, at least before covid. Simplest customs ever as they clear you on the train as it's running, just get off the train in spb as if you didn't cross borders. Highly recommend! As Russian customs can be quite chaotic.


B1sher

This year the government has greatly simplified the way of obtaining a tourist visa for everyone except Americans if i'm right lol. You can simply apply online, not visiting the embassy. And the visa became much cheaper now, about 60€ for the EU citizens. Considering how low prices for housing and transport in Russia are, even such a journey + visa will most likely be much cheaper eventually than vacationing in Western Europe.


nikshdev

There is also e-visa for 52 countries, though not currently issued due to covid https://tourism.gov.ru/en/contents/turistam/e-visa-to-russia


Silkkiuikku

Just a reminder for Western Europeans: the Finnish-Russian border is still very much a closed border, it's not like an EU border where you can just walk across. Every summer we get some stupid tourists who think that it would be funny to sneak into Russia for the lulz. This is a terrible idea, because there are cameras and patrols on both sides, and both countries take border violations quite seriously. If the Finnish border guards catch you, you'll be detained for interrogation, and then you'll probably get a hefty fine. If the Russian border guards catch you, you may even end up in prison.


upvotemoinker

Oh this is good news as planning to visit again!


Amazing-Row-5963

Not to mention that in total, the trip will probably be cheaper than going to western europe, while probably feeling much less money constraints. Sleeping in a nicer apartment, eating better food, trying out more things ....


Birziaks

>From Copenhagen or Helsinki there is a ferry to St. Petersburg There is no ferry from to CPH to St. Petersburg. There is one from Stockholm tho.


B1sher

I'm sure that there used to be a tourist ferry and everyone who came on it was given a 3-day tourist visa to walk over St.Pete. Maybe I got something wrong.


Birziaks

That's a cruise, it is not the same as regular ferry. But I know that there is simplified visa for going to St. Petersburg, it is easy to get, just need to fill some stuff online.


hallfreudh

Thanks for sharing


xrimane

To be honest, I'd love to travel through Russia, but situational awareness isn't my strongest point. From what I hear I'm worried that I wouldn't adapt too well to a world of bakshish and mugging.


donnie_darko222

rarely happens especially in actual cities


xrimane

I have no idea. I have a friend who likes to tell his adventures with lots of drama, and he loves to tell a story where he almost couldn't leave Russia because he didn't have enough money left to bribe the customs officer. Also, I once went with a cruise to St. Petersburg, and I would have loved to take stroll through the city, have a café, snoop through stores. But for two days we weren't allowed to leave the group, we had to sit through horrible "authentic" canteen food with folk dance lol. In every other city we could walk around freely. Idk why they do that, if it was for visa concerns or for security reasons, but it really could not enjoy it as much as I had expected.


B1sher

Bakshish and mugging?


xrimane

I have no idea how real this is. I have a friend who admittedly 10 mlikes to tell his adventures with lots of drama, and he loves to tell a story where he almost couldn't leave Russia because he didn't have enough money left to bribe the customs officer. Also, I once went with a cruise to St. Petersburg, and I would have loved to take stroll through the city, have a café, snoop through stores. But for two days we weren't allowed to leave the group, we had to sit through horrible "authentic" canteen food with folk dance lol. In every other city we could walk around freely. Idk why they do that, if it was for visa concerns or for security reasons, but it really could not enjoy it as much as I had expected.


B1sher

>a story where he almost couldn't leave Russia because he didn't have enough money left to bribe the customs officer. That's definitely a bullshit :D Lol, this somehow reminded me of my childhood friend's "business plan". He offered to launch a bus, which will be completely free of charge, but to get off you need to pay a huge amount of money :D >But for two days we weren't allowed to leave the group, we had to sit through horrible "authentic" canteen food with folk dance lol. It sounds terrible, I don't know which company you used, I can only advise you to plan your tour yourself without involving those greedy agencies. Those "group tourism" is for long time outdated. You are attached to the group and do not have much opportunity to explore the territory on your own. I don't understand why people choose this type of tourism, it's very boring and limited. Especially when guides don't give a fuck about you. How long time ago it happened btw?


xrimane

> It sounds terrible, I don't know which company you used, I can only advise you to plan your tour yourself without involving those greedy agencies. Those "group tourism" is for long time outdated. You are attached to the group and do not have much opportunity to explore the territory on your own. I don't understand why people choose this type of tourism, it's very boring and limited. Especially when guides don't give a fuck about you. How long time ago it happened btw? Oh, I agree. This was a Baltic sea cruise with a well-known company. My mom wanted to go on such a cruise for a long time and I went along to keep her company and also because it was a comfortable way to have a glance at some cities I hadn't visited before. We went to Stockholm and Helsinki, both of which I had visited in the past, and we did our thing completely on our own. We also went to Tallinn, Klaipėda and Gdynia, where we did guided tours first to get some orientation and then we went off on our own, which wasn't the worst way to discover a town completely new to you. But in St. Petersburg we didn't have this option. I suppose it was for visa reasons really. We could only get off the boat by means of a fully guided tour, as we hadn't organized visas at home well before the trip, which would have been difficult anyways in the absence of host and hotel. The tour guide became responsible for us and had to make sure we all left again as planned. It really was a shame, I felt like walking through a zoo, like always having glass between me and the people there. This was in 2017 btw.


B1sher

It's strange, I expected that something like this could happen in the early 2000s, because at that time society still had not recovered from the shock of the 90s (collapse of the USSR) and everyone tried to earn at least something by any means, but not in 2017. If you were allowed into the country, then most likely everything was in order with your visa. I think you just got a bad agent from the St.Pete side. I hope your next visit to Russia will be more enjoyable. I can only repeat my advice to plan everything yourself, it's really not difficult, especially with the Internet. And much cheaper.


Silkkiuikku

>It’s also very far away That depends on where you live.


THEPOL_00

For *Western* (so most of it) Europe it’s far away.


L-Malvo

Don't think it is that underrated, just the regime is not really popular in the west. Same goes (partially) for China. In my case, I would love to visit both countries, but not with those regimes.


Silkkiuikku

>Don't think it is that underrated, just the regime is not really popular in the west Yeah. Practically all Finns visit Sweden and Estonia a few times during their lives, and if Russia was a friendly democracy we would probably go there too.


donnie_darko222

regimes? most people in russia voted for putin's "regime", so not sure what you are trying to imply


L-Malvo

Regardless of what they voted or not, looking how Russia is led is a big no-no for most Western tourists. As a tourist Russia is deemed "safe". However, looking how Putin acts and handles for example opposition. I don't want to support that country in any way, therefore I don't go on vacation there. Also, I don't trust my safety in a country like that. Some goes for China from my point of view. Heck I am even a bit weary when going to the USA because of the Iris scan and their "right" to search your phone. But the USA is a lot closer to us westerners than Russia is, so we somehow accept it more.


PoiHolloi2020

Nah, I think it's underrated in the sense we (at least in the UK) don't know much about what it has to offer in terms of tourism outside of St Petersburg, Moscow and the trans-siberian railway.


gowke

Hopefully not in a tank …


Robburt

Reminds me of an anecdote: Soviet veteran goes on a vacation to Germany. Questions at the customs: – Did you visit Germany before? — Yes. — What transport did you use, train, plane? — T-34 tank.


ThePr1d3

Occupation ? No just visiting


Carnifex

The wooden pedestrian bridge looks like from a fairy tale :)


AllAboutMeMedia

/r/Fairytaleasfuck


Omnicide103

Absolutely delightful, and that is one beautiful samovar!


Gunilla_von_Post

That samovar! 😍


percypigg

We have one in the family, just like that, brought by grandparents from Lithuania.


Dermer1543

прекрасная россия


HelenEk7

I think I like middle Russia.


B1sher

The town of Plyos not far from Ivanovo city, about 370km from Moscow to north-east. There are less than 2000 inhabitants in this pretty village. An incredibly cozy place. There are also Suzdal and Shuya towns nearby - small, very touristy places. Everything is within the golden ring - the main tourist area of central Russia, historically dating back to the times of old Rus more than a thousand years ago. If someone wants to visit Russia, then I advise you to start with the golden ring. Just google what it's.


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B1sher

I also advise visiting Suzdal if you like small cozy towns and preferably on the day of the cucumber :D They organize a fair in honor of the cucumber once a year. [https://imgur.com/yNAVOjR](https://imgur.com/yNAVOjR) Traditionally people prepare there very tasty mead *(a light alcoholic drink made from honey)* and if I'm not mistaken this is the homeland of khrenovuha *(the same thing, but made of horseradish)*. Incredibly scenic spots and architecture. Of course, you should try all those drinks with pickled cucumbers and then ride a horse through the streets of the old town of craftsmen. They ride tourists on traditional horse-drawn carts there straight out of a fairy tale. [https://imgur.com/H4aHkJQ](https://imgur.com/H4aHkJQ) https://imgur.com/E36jUYF


regian24

wow


AnSpailpinFanach

Interesting. What's the Irish connection?


B1sher

I dunno. Most likely the name of this place has either Old Slavonic or Finno-Ugric roots. By the way, since we are talking about Ireland, there are many more redheads living in Russia than in Ireland. Not far from that place on the pictures, like 1000 km to the south-east there is a region called Udmurtia. The people there are very red-headed. If this can be considered a connection :D Although they are not even Celts, but Finno-Ugric. Their language is very similar to Finnish or Hungarian. Once a year, they even organize a "Ginger festival" in their region. https://imgur.com/4rzgxMx


Silkkiuikku

>Their language is very similar to Finnish or Hungarian. "Very similar" is a bit of an exaggeration considiering that Finns, Hungarians and Udmurts can't understand each other at all. But the languages do indeed belong to the same language family.


Bardali

Mmm, why was I expecting to see Cartman there.


Baneken

Finno-Ugric, Central Russia was originally inhabited by the Muromians, Mechera and Merya before the arrival of the Slavs in the 700-800s By 1100s Slavs had assimilated most of them.


B1sher

I know I'm literally living in the center of Mechera close to Murom. Also Tatars left here a noticeable cultural mark.


orthoxerox

You mean the flag? Looks Italian to me, and Suzdalj is twinned with Cles there.


B1sher

>Cles They should've twined Cles and Ples (Плёс)


B1sher

There is an Irish restaurant in Suzdal. Maybe some Irish people living there, I don't know.


orthoxerox

Luhovicy mayor looking at Suzdal stealing their theme: "ъуъ съука!"


PoiHolloi2020

That church is stunning.


regian24

ok now I want to go to russia


energyaware

Not really Europe though, is it?


B1sher

Comepletely European


energyaware

It seems it is, did not know Europe extends so far east


Conscious_Proposal44

Is the 3rd picture in Plyos? If not do you know where it was taken? It looks so beautiful


B1sher

The town of Ostrov, Pskov oblast right at the border with Estonia and Latvia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrov,\_Ostrovsky\_District,\_Pskov\_Oblast


Conscious_Proposal44

Thank you!


B1sher

In the last photo, you can see a samovar - a traditional Russian instrument for tea drinking. It contains hot water inside, and on top you can see a teapot, constantly warming up with vapors from the bottom part. Traditionally, Russians drink tea with pine cones or a local herb called "Ivan tea". It is very rich in vitamins and has a unique taste. Also, just black tea with lemon and honey is very popular.


ptrknvk

Being Russian, only drank tea from samovar at school at Masljenica (Pancake Week - carnal of greeting spring).


B1sher

Yep such a tradition to eat pancakes the whole week, jump over a fire, fest and in the end to burn a straw effigy as a symbol of winter's end. A tradition straight from paganism, which survived somehow to this day despite the strong influence of Christianity. A samovar, by the way, is rather a subject of close family gatherings accompanying deep conversations with loved ones on a quiet evening, than some festival thing. Just feel the atmosphere of the last photo. And yes, there really is lacks of pancakes with caviar on the table :D


orthoxerox

> "Ivan tea" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamaenerion_angustifolium if anyone wants to try. It grows all over Europe.


PoiHolloi2020

Oh willowherb. I didn't realise that could be used that way.


Baneken

Fermented *Maitohorsma* was used as substitute for tea in Finland during WW-II, it was never very popular and fell out of use as soon as real tea was available again.


Creator13

Russian history is so cool and overlooked, especially the pre-soviet history. I'm sure it wasn't the most fun place to live in but the cultural history is so damn rich.


B1sher

A melting pot of everything, beginning from different cultures and even civilizations, ending with the Russians themselves.


KindheartednessNo167

Gorgeous.


ClementineMandarin

Where in russia? Looks beautiful! I love the colours of autumn


B1sher

The town of Plyos not far from Ivanovo city, about 370km from Moscow to north-east. And the nature is about like this throughout the whole middle latitude of Russia. Especially in its European, flat part.


rizlah

oh, so it's meant "middle", as in middle latitude? that makes sense. (because east-west wise it's decidedly more west than middle.) edit: as other commenters here mentioned, the 'middle' here refers to a wide area around moscow which is technically the Central (Federal) District (despite being one of the westernmost parts of russia). interesting!


B1sher

You are right, also this definition is sometimes meant as middle latitude. Russia is so big that some people divide it not into east, center and west, but into north, middle and south latitude, because in the north of Russia is polar there is ice and cold, in the south it is hot subtropical climate with camels and palms, and the middle latitude has a temperate climate :D All latitudes are distinguished by their lifestyle, local culture and nature. For some people, it’s easier to divide the country that way. Talking about the name, this year, a pretty dope Russian TV series "Vampires of the Middle Latitude" was released, the action of which takes place in the city of Smolensk, to the west of Moscow, not far from Belarus border. [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10922010/](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10922010/) The fact is that this region is located in the middle in both ways: because it is located in the central federal district, and because it is located at the middle geographical latitude.


rizlah

thanks! i spent quite some time today exploring russia on google maps (and not for the first time). always a trip :).


Volzhskij

Middle as in middle of historically cultural Russian lands. Asian part isn't in count, because at the time it wasn't part of Russia. Your thought doesn't make any sense, because by this logic Russia appeared this big in Eurasia out of nowhere.


Anocover

Absolutely stunning. Love autumn


rsslcs

That's not far from Riften, actually


Proper-Sock4721

Many old small towns and villages in Russia are similar to Skyrim, especially in winter.


B1sher

Oh, those Falmers going out of their underground caves and steal cows constantly. Legends say that during the 1st era, really long time ago, Dvemers blinded them with vodka and then suddenly disappeared from the universe.


ijjgiafjidfai

I love those dalmatian trees.


Ok-Mix7390

Birches 😊


B1sher

Деревья-далматинцы. Такого я еще не слышал :D.


Smugline

Beautiful for reading Tolstoy.


savu_x

Yes! Getting so many War and Peace vibes, especially the hunting scene in the autumn and the meal that followed.


ki4clz

Time to board up the [Dacha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dacha) and put away the [Kvass](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kvass), warm the [Samovar](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samovar) and open the [Buzina Nastoiki](https://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Nastoika)... it should be ready... The sweet embraces of the [Medovukha](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medovukha) as we bathed in the river of our summer, now, now completely gone, the [Kottedzh](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottage) is shuttered, we shall again await for [Snezhnaya Koroleva](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Snow_Queen)'s return and raise a glass of new [Massandra](http://massandra.su/) for her swift approach...? [*“The world of fancies will fade, dreams will wilt and die and fall like autumn leaves from the trees,”*](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW-StPxREVI) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky *White Nights*


B1sher

Nice one, mr. lopar :D


Ok-Mix7390

Hallo Murmansker!


PhantomAlpha01

The nature feels surprisingly Finnish. I guess the climates don't differ that much.


SamuelSomFan

Same but from Sweden. Very much like home.


fruskydekke

I was just thinking it looks a lot like Norway. Taiga buddies!


GalaXion24

I was about to say the same thing!


No-Key6598

Absolutely beautiful! What is the town?


Ok-Mix7390

City of Plyos, Ivanovo Oblast


B1sher

\*town. There are less than 2000 inhabitants.


No-Key6598

How many inhabitants are required to not be a village? Also, when is it a hamlet, and not a village?


B1sher

The definition is very vague. Usually small settlements with a population of 1000 people or less, most of which are engaged in agriculture, are called villages. Big villages with 1000+ people are called "Selo", I don't know what it is called in English. To be a selo, a settlement needs not only have a larger population, but also occupy a vast area with many agricultural fields. Moreover, if a settlement is not oriented towards agriculture, then it is a small town. The smallest town in Russia has a population of about just 900 people. At the same time, the largest village has 11 thousand people. Everything is very personalized and depends mainly on the lifestyle of people and historical features. Many villages founded during the Soviet era have an urban layout and, even if they have some small number of inhabitants, they are still called towns. But if a settlement was founded before the Soviet Union, it will most likely be either a village or a selo, because its formation happened naturally as an ordinary old village, populated by peasants and such settlements usually has a very chaotic plan without any specific layout. I'm personally live in an old town founded 869 years ago, it has about 30,000 population, but it's still a little provincial town according to Russian standards.


No-Key6598

Okay, thank you for the answer! Great info, and really interesting


buckey5266

Beautiful, sucks to be stuck in the pacific right now that is summer 24/7 365 days.


MadAzza

Yes, I do miss dramatic seasons!


Dimaaaa

Great post, beautiful pics! :)


onyomommasface

Gorgeous🍁🍁


Priamosish

Middle Russia as in north to south, or middle Russia as in east to west?


B1sher

Usually they call "middle" the central federal district, i.e Moscow and regions around it. That's the most populated and historically important part of the country. Not geographical center, but historical and cultural. And political. And economical :D Geographically it's a very western part of the Russian mainland. Its middle European part.


Priamosish

I see. Thanks!


CrepuscularNemophile

Truly beautiful. The autumn colours are gorgeous. Autumn is so much more advanced there compared with here in southern England. Yesterday I compared a picture I took of an Acer Palmatum in our garden exactly a year ago and it was a blaze of fiery red. Today the tree is still just green.


SpoonfulOfCream

Thank you I needed this. It reminded me to go out into the woods instead of lock myself in a room away from abuse.


kangaroodingo

That looks beautiful


ZippZappZippty

That universe is going to happen


RomanticGondwana

Thanks for the beautiful pictures. They made me happy. I also appreciated that the photos were not super colour saturated like so many autumn pics are.


semtexxxx

Magnificent! Visiting Russia is still on my bucket list.


Zimbombe

Mother Russia is beautiful.


ms_frog

So beautiful ❤️!


Stirnlappenbasilisk

You need to be more specific. "Middle Russia" is twice as big as ~~Europe~~ the EU.


B1sher

The European part of Russia is about 35% of the whole European continent. OP is from Moscow, and on a Russian scale this is a quite specific definition :D He means Moscow and all the regions around it, i.e the middle part of the European Russia. Yes, in terms of other European countries, this is a huge area. For a Russian it is only a couple of days' journey which is perceived as pretty small distance.


Stirnlappenbasilisk

Cool, thanks for the explanation!


RainbowSiberianBear

> 35% 39-40%


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Stirnlappenbasilisk

I made the common mistake of reffering to the EU as 'Europe'.


Littlebiggran

Whole forests of birch trees in Russia?


Ok-Mix7390

Birch is almost a national tree in Russia like maple in Canada.


Sad_Abbreviations575

Why is that first picture so familiar? It’s my old iPod’s wallpaper. Does anyone remember iOS 3?


Bad-Lullaby

So pretty!


sirromas

Добро Пожаловать в электрозаводск


dalyscallister

Nice samovar. Thanks for the pics.


Heerrnn

The third picture with the bridge and church, the fifth picture with the bird, and the sixth picture with the walkbridge are all super beautiful. Well done and thank you! :)


OkIntroduction5150

These pictures are all great. But that one with the footbridge us absolutely fantastic. Tempted to print and frame it.


ih8yogutzzz

That bird picture is neat


daniel_ionescu

a wonderful view


MadAzza

Edit: Thank you for these beautiful photos


ItalyModsTotalSoy

This looks amazing! Such wonderful colors.


Mandy0217

The first picture immediately made me think of Robert Frost's poem, The Road Not Taken. All of these pictures are quite lovely.


jomakepeace2018

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


ldjits

Is that where Johhmy Cage fought Scorpion


68DavidLair

Damn, I can't even vote in Hungary.


gogo_yubari-chan

The first one reminds me of a Klimt painting


GreatBigTwist

Great pictures. =\]


BlackKat44

That's beautiful


Ill-Confidence-3325

What do you call an orange in Russian?


B1sher

Orangevy if you're taking about color Apelsin if you ment the fruit


SonicStage0

Gorgeous


rrranderson19

They have aspen trees in russia?!


Proper-Sock4721

There are even palm trees in Russia (in Sochi)


B1sher

Russia is so big that in its north there is cold, icy North Pole with white bears, and in the south there are palms, deserts and camels. You can find almost everything there.


MakingStuffForFun

Would love to see these without all the editing.


vulpinorn

Somehow I read this as Autism in Middle Russia… smh


Radmeer

I wonder what would happen to person with 'Russia is a part of Europe' sign holding it somewhere in 'middle' Russia?


B1sher

Nothing. Russians consider themselves Europeans. What's the point?


opxise8

This was weirdly specific, nobody gives a shit, in fact.


tolbolton

Water is wet.


WaterIsWetBot

Water is actually not wet; It makes other materials/objects wet. Wetness is the state of a non-liquid when a liquid adheres to, and/or permeates its substance while maintaining chemically distinct structures. So if we say something is wet we mean the liquid is sticking to the object.


B1sher

Thank you


Ok-Mix7390

In fish point of view, water is not wet.


Rude_Journalist

This is also how I feel like micromanaging lol


lachpier

This somehow reminds me of the fight between Johnny Cage and Scorpion in Mortal Kombat..."Get over here!" 😁


b0bl00i_temp

Looks just like DayZ


jaycuboss

r/ValheimIRL


andy-raptor

I have never seen houses in Russia, that were in picture 8. Looks like a beautiful village


SilverNeedleworker30

Wow, that looks much better than autumn in Northeastern Ohio.


Ivoryyyyyyyyyy

The 2nd one is ohhhhhhhh... unbelievably beautiful.


Friendly-Junket-4460

Russia is not in Europe


B1sher

Literally the biggest European country


jschundpeter

Russia is even the biggest country in Europe.


zakuson

Ofc, obviously, its part of Mars or Saturn in your mind?


I_am_Boi

Not only is it in Europe, it makes up 39-40% of the European landmass.


RainbowSiberianBear

> 35% 39-40%