Abandoned building roof, july 2009
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Abandoned building roof, july 2009

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A: Quarry at abandoned military base, july 2009

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 140 meter væk

Quarry at abandoned military base, july 2009

B: Ruins of hangar, july 2009

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 300 meter væk

Ruins of hangar, july 2009

C: Abandoned military base square, july 2009

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 520 meter væk

Abandoned military base square, july 2009

D: Abandoned military base ruins, july 2009

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 670 meter væk

Abandoned military base ruins, july 2009

E: Abandoned hangar under the hill, july 2009

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 720 meter væk

Abandoned hangar under the hill, july 2009

F: Autumn in Zenkovo, september 2004

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 8.3 km væk

Autumn in Zenkovo, september 2004

H: Zenkovo mountain view 2, july 2014

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 10.2 km væk

Zenkovo mountain view 2, july 2014

I: Zenkovo mountain view 3, july 2014

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 10.5 km væk

Zenkovo mountain view 3, july 2014

J: Forest camp, july 2010

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 13.2 km væk

Forest camp, july 2010

Dette panorama blev taget i Russia

Dette er et overblik over Russia

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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