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autumn in Verchnaya Toima

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A: winter in Toima

od Alex Ust, 350 meters away

winter in Toima

C: coast of river Nord Dvina

od Alex Ust, 1.5 km daleko

coast of river Nord Dvina

D: The new churh

od Alex Ust, 40.6 km daleko

This photo shows the new church, which is called the Nizhnaya Toima and which is located in the Russi...

The new churh

E: Solonikha Spa / Курорт Солониха

od Antushev Vladimir, 96.1 km daleko

Solonikha Spa / Курорт Солониха

F: Steam Locomotive

od Sergey Kalinin, 138.6 km daleko

Steam Locomotive

G: Steam Locomotive

od Sergey Kalinin, 138.6 km daleko

Steam Locomotive

H: ЖД вокзал

od Михаил Шишов, 138.7 km daleko

ЖД вокзал

I: Театр драмы Котласа

od Михаил Шишов, 139.0 km daleko

Театр драмы Котласа

J: Площадь Советов

od Михаил Шишов, 139.0 km daleko

Площадь Советов

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Just in case you mistakenly heard that it was all ice and snow in Russia, take a peek at the Big Bikini Exposition. This is right on the river Moskva in Moscow!

Moscow has been the capital of Russia for almost its entire history. The exception is during the period of the Russian Empire, which lasted from 1721 until the Russian Revolution 1917. For these two centuries the capital was St. Petersburg. The Russian Empire was the second largest contiguous Empire in world memory; only the Mongol Empire had been greater.

Check out what's happening north of Mongolia these days, in Chita

Although you may not have heard of Sochi, on the Black Sea, they're building up quickly and hope to host the 2014 Olympics.

Other periods of Russian history include the Tsardom of Russia, from Ivan IV to Peter the Great, and the Grand Duchy (14th-16th centuries).

The earliest period of Russian history was ruled by the Novgorod Republic and Kievan Rus, which was the first Russian state dating back to 800AD in Kiev.

Modern Russia remains one of the world's superpowers. They launched the earth's second satellite, called Sputnik 1, and were the first country to put a human being into orbit around earth. (The first one is called the Moon.)

After the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia became a federal republic of 83 states.

Text by Steve Smith.

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