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Panoramabillede af Alexander Adashkevich EXPERT Taget 17:12, 11/06/2012 - Views loading...

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Eternal Flame at the Square of Fame. Podolsk, june 2012.

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Eternal Flame at the Square of Fame. Podolsk, june 2012.

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A: Monument to Victor Talalikhin. Podolsk, June 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 430 meter væk

Monument to Victor Talalikhin. Podolsk, June 2012.

Monument to Victor Talalikhin. Podolsk, June 2012.

B: Monument to Lenin on Lenin square in Podolsk. June 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 630 meter væk

Monument to Lenin on Lenin square in Podolsk. June 2012.

Monument to Lenin on Lenin square in Podolsk. June 2012.

C: Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Podolsk. June 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 640 meter væk

Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Podolsk. June 2012.

Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Podolsk. June 2012.

D: Sushka 2013 Podolsk

Af Sergey Bondarenco, 650 meter væk

Sushka 2013 Podolsk

E: Lenin Square in Podolsk. June 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 650 meter væk

Lenin Square in Podolsk. June 2012.

Lenin Square in Podolsk. June 2012.

F: Monument-obelisk to Miloradovich Grenadiers. Podolsk, june 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 660 meter væk

Monument-obelisk to Miloradovich Grenadiers. Podolsk, june 2012.

Monument-obelisk to Miloradovich Grenadiers. Podolsk, june 2012.

G: Light decorations for Cristmas and New Year. Podolsk, january 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 1.2 km væk

Light decorations for Cristmas and New Year. Podolsk, january 2012.

Light decorations for Cristmas and New Year. Podolsk, january 2012.

H: Monument to PEMZ workers, who not came back from WW2. June 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 1.9 km væk

Monument to PEMZ workers, who not came back from WW2. June 2012.

Monument to PEMZ workers, who not came back from WW2. June 2012.

I: Monument to Podolsk's cadets. June 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 2.5 km væk

Monument to Podolsk's cadets. Июнь 2012.

Monument to Podolsk's cadets. June 2012.

J: 57mm gun ZIS-2 near monument to Podolsk’s Cadets. June 2012.

Af Alexander Adashkevich, 2.6 km væk

57mm gun ZIS-2 near monument to Podolsk’s Cadets. June 2012.

57mm gun ZIS-2 near monument to Podolsk’s Cadets. June 2012.

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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