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Panoramabillede af Aleksandr Kuznetsov EXPERT Taget 15:18, 24/03/2012 - Views loading...

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Felling of forest in Zhukovsky - 4

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A: ЦАГИ. Центр отечественной авиации

Af Владимир Доброхотов, 20 meter væk

ЦАГИ. Центр отечественной авиации

B: meanwhile in Russia

Af Ivan Kuzmin, 30 meter væk

meanwhile in Russia

D: Непостроенный памятник В.И. Ленину

Af BAKSS BAKSS, 150 meter væk

В народе - "памятник памятнику". На это месте предполагался памятник "вождю", однако все ограничилось...

Непостроенный памятник В.И. Ленину

E: Сквер

Af BAKSS BAKSS, 160 meter væk

Сквер

F: Городской сквер

Af Владимир Доброхотов, 220 meter væk

Городской сквер

G: Берёзовая роща в сквере

Af Владимир Доброхотов, 230 meter væk

Берёзовая роща в сквере

H: Фонтан в городском сквере

Af Владимир Доброхотов, 260 meter væk

Фонтан в городском сквере

I: Снежная крепость

Af Владимир Доброхотов, 300 meter væk

Снежная крепость

J: Исторический "Пятый дом"

Af Владимир Доброхотов, 330 meter væk

Исторический "Пятый дом"

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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