Lighthouses

European part of Russia:


Gelendzhik Lighthouse


Utrish Lighthouse

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Asian part of Russia:


Poronaysk Lighthouse


Petropavlovskiy Lighthouse

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Abandoned


Aniva Lighthouse

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Birsk

Birsk

(Russian: ; Bashkir: өө, Börö) is a town the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, located on the right bank of the Belaya River, 102 kilometers (63 mi) from Ufa, the capital of the republic. Population: 41,635 (2010 Census)

History

Birsk was founded in 1663 and granted town status in 1781. From 1865 to 1919 it was part of Ufa Governorate.

Administrative and municipal status

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Birsk serves as the administrative center of Birsky District, even though it is not a part of it. As an administrative division, it is, together with two rural localities, incorporated separately as the town of republic significance of Birskan administrative unit with the status equal to that of the districts. As a municipal division, the town of republic significance of Birsk is incorporated within Birsky Municipal District as Birsk Urban Settlement

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A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from
a system of lamps and lenses and used as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea
or on inland waterways.

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