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Bilder in der Nähe von Russia

map

A: Murmansk paraglider

von Andrei Kuznetcov, 1.6 entfernt

Paraplanerism in Murmansk

Murmansk paraglider

B: парк

von radimir vlasenko, 1.9 entfernt

парк

C: bank

von radimir vlasenko, 1.9 entfernt

bank

D: гора в мурманске

von radimir vlasenko, 2.0 entfernt

гора в мурманске

E: elka

von radimir vlasenko, 3.1 entfernt

elka

F: Old springboard

von Andrei Kuznetcov, 3.4 entfernt

Old springboard

G: edge of forum

von radimir vlasenko, 3.6 entfernt

edge of forum

H: Abram Mys

von Aleksandr Bergan, 3.6 entfernt

Abram Mys

I: улица Огни Мурманска, 1

von radimir vlasenko, 3.8 entfernt

улица Огни Мурманска, 1

J: Murmansk-NordStar

von Andrei Kuznetcov, 4.0 entfernt

Murmansk-NordStar

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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