黄河 - The Yellow River or Huang He is the third-longest river in Asia, following the Yangtze River and Yenisei River, and the sixth-longest in the world at the estimated length of 5,464 km.

黄河 - The Yellow River or Huang He is the third-longest river in Asia, following the Yangtze River and Yenisei River, and the sixth-longest in the world at the estimated length of 5,464 km.

5. Yenisei River, Mongolia and Russia. The Yenisei River is the largest course of water to meet the Arctic Ocean.

5. Yenisei River, Mongolia and Russia. The Yenisei River is the largest course of water to meet the Arctic Ocean.

Norilsk is an industrial city located in Krasnoyarsk Krai, in Russia. It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of 170,000 and the second largest city (after Murmansk) above the Arctic Circle. Norilsk is almost cut off from the world. It is connected by a railroad to only one city – the port of Dudinka. The only way to leave Norilsk is to then travel 2,000 km down the Yenisei River or by air. But due to bad weather a flight can be delayed for up to two weeks.

Norilsk is an industrial city located in Krasnoyarsk Krai, in Russia. It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of 170,000 and the second largest city (after Murmansk) above the Arctic Circle. Norilsk is almost cut off from the world. It is connected by a railroad to only one city – the port of Dudinka. The only way to leave Norilsk is to then travel 2,000 km down the Yenisei River or by air. But due to bad weather a flight can be delayed for up to two weeks.

The ski resort Bobrovy Log (Beaver Gorge) is seen on the banks of the Yenisei River near the settlement of Bazaikha in the suburbs of Krasnoyarsk on December 25, 2008. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) #

The ski resort Bobrovy Log (Beaver Gorge) is seen on the banks of the Yenisei River near the settlement of Bazaikha in the suburbs of Krasnoyarsk on December 25, 2008. (Ilya Naymushin/Reuters) #

Mount Kunya is located from the East of the Podkuninskie mountain ridge. The name in Khakassian language means “Sunny Mountain” or “Mountain of the Sun”. Two ancient petroglyphs are situated at the bottom of the mountain from the Yenisei River’s side. Photo: Elena Pavlova

Mount Kunya is located from the East of the Podkuninskie mountain ridge. The name in Khakassian language means “Sunny Mountain” or “Mountain of the Sun”. Two ancient petroglyphs are situated at the bottom of the mountain from the Yenisei River’s side. Photo: Elena Pavlova

One of our favorite writers, Thubron captures in dazzling prose the contradictions, beauty, personality and hardship of this huge land. Thubron journeyed 15,000 miles along the Trans-Siberian Railway, up the Yenisei River to the Arctic, into the mountains abutting Mongolia, to Lake Baikal -- the world's oldest and deepest lake -- and east to Magadan and the Pacific.

One of our favorite writers, Thubron captures in dazzling prose the contradictions, beauty, personality and hardship of this huge land. Thubron journeyed 15,000 miles along the Trans-Siberian Railway, up the Yenisei River to the Arctic, into the mountains abutting Mongolia, to Lake Baikal -- the world's oldest and deepest lake -- and east to Magadan and the Pacific.

Space in Images - 2006 - 08 - Yenisei River, Siberia, captured by Envisat

Space in Images - 2006 - 08 - Yenisei River, Siberia, captured by Envisat

Jan. 11, 2013. Members of a local winter swimming club take part in their weekly bath in the Yenisei River, while air temperatures stand at minus 17 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Jan. 11, 2013. Members of a local winter swimming club take part in their weekly bath in the Yenisei River, while air temperatures stand at minus 17 degrees Celsius (1.4 degrees Fahrenheit), in the town of Divnogorsk, outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Yenisei River seasons    The Yenisei River powers Russian heavy industry and carves picturesque vistas as it flows over 3000 miles from Mongolia through Siberia before emptying out into the Arctic Ocean. Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin documents much of the life on the river from his base in Krasnoyarsk, a city of nearly a million at the intersection of the Yenisei and the Trans-Siberian railroad. ...

Yenisei River seasons The Yenisei River powers Russian heavy industry and carves picturesque vistas as it flows over 3000 miles from Mongolia through Siberia before emptying out into the Arctic Ocean. Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin documents much of the life on the river from his base in Krasnoyarsk, a city of nearly a million at the intersection of the Yenisei and the Trans-Siberian railroad. ...

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