Winter at the country lodge Kiya

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Durminskoye Forest Reserve

All photos were taken by Alexander Batalov

Bird
Bird
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Ussuri Wild Boar
Ussuri Wild Boar
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Himalayan Black Bear
Himalayan Black Bear
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Brown Bears
Brown Bears
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Roe deer
Roe deer
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Brown bear cubs
Brown bear cubs
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Sable
Sable
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Wild grapes
Wild grapes
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Cottage
Cottage
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Akishma river

Akishma is the most difficult river for rafting in the Khabarovsk territory.

In 1992 together with a group of  American tourists, we rafted along the Akishma river. It was the first group of foreign tourists who rafted in the Russian Far East. Unfortunately at that time we did't have digital cameras, so photos are not very good quality.

Ready for rafting
Ready for rafting

I am ready for journey!

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Start of journey
Start of journey

We started our journey from the bank of Amur river, where we boarded the helicopter.

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Waiting the weather at  the Chegdomin airport
Waiting the weather at the Chegdomin airport

Airport in the village Chegdomin. We were waiting for good weather to continue our flight to the river.

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Our helicopter
Our helicopter
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Frame of catamaran
Frame of catamaran
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Pumping the tube of catamaran
Pumping the tube of catamaran

Russian way of pumping the tube.

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Pumping the tube of catamaran2
Pumping the tube of catamaran2
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Preparing for the rafting
Preparing for the rafting
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Ready to start
Ready to start

Rafting begins

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