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Bilder in der Nähe von Russia

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A: test

von Ivan Polushkin, 30 Meter entfernt

this is a test

test

B: Christmas Tree

von VR TLT Photography, 110 Meter entfernt

Christmas Tree

C: Theater "The Wheel", small scene

von VR TLT Photography, 130 Meter entfernt

Theater "The Wheel", small scene

D: our house

von VR TLT Photography, 140 Meter entfernt

our house

E: Skiing lodge

von VR TLT Photography, 800 Meter entfernt

Skiing lodge

F: Капище

von VR TLT Photography, 1.2 entfernt

Капище

G: temple idols 2

von VR TLT Photography, 1.3 entfernt

temple idols 2

H: Ice Hockey. LADA vs. Diesel

von VR TLT Photography, 1.3 entfernt

Ice Hockey. LADA vs. Diesel

I: Togliatty "Volgar"

von Ivan Polushkin, 1.4 entfernt

This is a beautiful view of city Togliatty above 200 meters.

Togliatty "Volgar"

J: Victory Park, monument to war heroes

von VR TLT Photography, 1.4 entfernt

Victory Park, monument to war heroes

Das Panorama wurde in Russia aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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