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Photo journal: Postcards from Russia - Part II
Dombay, Caucasus

The spectacular Caucasus mountain range is the home of Europe’s highest peak, Mount Elbrus (5642m) and is a popular resort for Russia’s young snowboarding community.

Sasha Kashlev, from Moscow, is studying gas and oil pipeline engineering at the prestigious Moscow State University. The hardships of the Soviet era are unknown to him and he is optimistic about the future.

"I know I am part of a new generation, we can achieve whatever we want," he says confidently.

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