Russia Travel

My new blog on Russia Travel, created on February 5, 2019.



Russian Samovar

Rostov Velikiy, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia.

October 2014.

Photo by Alex Markovich.

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Winter Mood

Photo by Alex Markovich.

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Make your lady happy

Make your lady happy.

Photo by Alex Markovich.

Camera: SONY DSC-R1.

August 2013.




Photo by Alex Markovich.

Camera: SONY DSC-R1.

August 2014.

Belgorod Oblast, Russia. The third day of open-air painting.


Nokia 6 Photography

I am not a strong advocate of mobile photography versus conventional photography when using DSLR cameras, but I must admit that camera phones had advanced tremendously.

There are three major camera phones which had been really great tools for me for capturing the moments I enjoyed. Here they are

Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom,

Nokia Lumia 1020

and Microsoft Lumia 550.

I will speak about each of them in separate posts, but for now, I would like to share just one picture I had recently taken with my new Nokia 6 phone.

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Lonely Boat

Lonely Boat.

Photo by Alex Markovich.

Camera: SONY DSC-R1.

September 2014.


A good friend of mine (with whom I mix since my childhood) has got a dacha (a country house). The dacha is located in a picturesque place 40 miles from Belgorod, Russia. Almost every season I go there with my artist friends for plein air painting or just to take pictures. Sometimes we stay an overnight or two, bake potatoes and make shish kebab.

I’ve got dozens of pictures of the area around the dacha. This pond is one of them.