Former porcelain factory, june 2004
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Panoramabillede af Dmitri Melinchuk EXPERT Taget 06:00, 19/06/2004 - Views loading...


Former porcelain factory, june 2004

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A: Abandoned plant, june 2008

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 400 meter væk

Abandoned plant, june 2008

B: Abandoned plant, january 2014

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 550 meter væk

Abandoned plant, january 2014

C: Gaydara street, september 2005

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 560 meter væk

Gaydara street, september 2005

D: Tram ring at Gaydara st., august 2005

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 580 meter væk

Tram ring at Gaydara st., august 2005

E: Tyrgan view, january 2004

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 730 meter væk

Tyrgan view, january 2004

F: Tyrgan, september 2004

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 730 meter væk

Tyrgan, september 2004

G: Smog over the city, december 2004

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 740 meter væk

Smog over the city, december 2004

H: Pioneer blvd, june 2012

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 800 meter væk

Pioneer blvd, june 2012

I: Stroiteley prospectus, october 2013

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 1.1 km væk

Stroiteley prospectus, october 2013

J: Railway to sunset, february 2014

Af Dmitri Melinchuk, 1.2 km væk

Railway to sunset, february 2014

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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