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Bilder in der Nähe von St. Petersburg

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A: Vladimirskaya. Gloomy morning

von Alexey Klement, 120 Meter entfernt

Vladimirskaya. Gloomy morning

B: Vladimirskiy

von Anton Konovalov, 310 Meter entfernt

Vladimirskiy

C: Saint-Peterburg. Tolstoy's House

von Arhphoto.ru, 330 Meter entfernt

Saint-Peterburg. Tolstoy's House

D: Five corners

von Eugeny Korshenkov, 340 Meter entfernt

Вид с перекрестка Загородного проспекта и Разъезжей улицы.

Five corners

E: Russia, Petersburg, 5 corners square

von Vladimir Georgievskiy, 340 Meter entfernt

Five corners is unofficial name for square in russian northern capital Petersburg. In this square the...

Russia, Petersburg, 5 corners square

F: Зима в Питере

von Oleg Lobanov, 370 Meter entfernt

Зима в Питере

G: Вид с кровли отеля Коринтия

von Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 450 Meter entfernt

Съёмка во время проведения полевых работ.

Вид с кровли отеля Коринтия

H: vmesto

von Michael Supercolor, 610 Meter entfernt

vmesto

I: They Live We Sleep.. Wake Up!

von Aleksey Bordeckiy, 610 Meter entfernt

They Live We Sleep.. Wake Up!

J: They Live We Sleep

von Aleksey Bordeckiy, 610 Meter entfernt

You look like a man who is surprised nothing , considering what is happening and going to bed believi...

They Live We Sleep

Das Panorama wurde in St. Petersburg, 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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