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 In the world war, in 1941 -1944 year, the blockade of Leningrad in this place was the front. In the last few years are being actively search for the dead and the reburial. (Finally!).
This is not somewhere, South-West of St. Petersburg, in one kilometer from my house, under the window.

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Bilder in der Nähe von St. Petersburg

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A: sacred Nina's Church

von Сергей Пионтковский, 30 Meter entfernt

sacred Nina's Church

B: Church Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

von Сергей Пионтковский, 500 Meter entfernt

Church Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

C: restaurant

von Сергей Пионтковский, 1.2 entfernt

restaurant

D: russia St-Peterburg South Seaside Park Cafe Ognivo

von Sergey Demichev, 1.4 entfernt

a cafe in an amusement park planet summer

russia St-Peterburg South Seaside Park Cafe Ognivo

F: The bridge in the park

von Сергей Пионтковский, 1.7 entfernt

The bridge in the park

G: Winter night dormitory of St. Petersburg

von Ivan Garanin, 1.9 entfernt

Unplanned photo night city. Leninsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. January, a little snow on the sidewa...

Winter night dormitory of St. Petersburg

H: Tennis kort 2012

von Сергей Пионтковский, 2.0 entfernt

Tennis kort 2012

I: City clinical oncological dispensary

von Сергей Пионтковский, 2.8 entfernt

City clinical oncological dispensary

J: Imgp2117 2128

von Dmitriy Kudryashov, 3.1 entfernt

Imgp2117 2128

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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