Sunset in the mountains (2010)
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Panoramabillede af Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin EXPERT MAESTRO Taget 17:09, 03/08/2010 - Views loading...

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Sunset in the mountains (2010)

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Дорога на плато Лаго-Наки по хребту отделяющему Адыгею и Краснодарский край.

Высота 1500м

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A: Lago-Naki

Af Anastasia Smelaya, 2.4 km væk

Lago-Naki

B: Plato Lago-Naki

Af Anastasia Smelaya, 4.0 km væk

Plato Lago-Naki

C: Gornoe Nastroenie

Af Anastasia Smelaya, 8.9 km væk

Gornoe Nastroenie

D: Belaya river (2010)

Af Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 9.0 km væk

Belaya river (2010)

E:

Af Dmitry Konnov, 9.9 km væk

F: Belaya river. Granite canyon. (2010)

Af Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 10.2 km væk

Belaya river. Granite canyon. (2010)

G: Kolesnikov's Creek

Af Dmitry Konnov, 11.5 km væk

Kolesnikov's Creek

H:

Af Dmitry Konnov, 11.6 km væk

I: Bez nas...

Af Anastasia Smelaya, 13.4 km væk

Bez nas...

J: Suhaya Balka. Trapeza

Af Anastasia Smelaya, 13.5 km væk

Suhaya Balka. Trapeza

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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