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Bilder in der Nähe von St. Petersburg

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A:

von Igor Leontyev, 150 Meter entfernt

B: Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Peterburg

von Sergi March, 150 Meter entfernt

The St. Peter and St. Paul Fortress (Russian: Петропавловская крепость) is the original citadel of St...

Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Peterburg

C: Entrance to the Peter & Paul Fortress

von Sergi March, 220 Meter entfernt

The St. Peter and Paul Fortress (Russian: Петропавловская крепость) is the original citadel of St. Pe...

Entrance to the Peter & Paul Fortress

D: Chapel of the Holy Trinity

von Shurygin Andrey, 240 Meter entfernt

Chapel of the Holy Trinity. It was a present for St.Petersberg from Baltic Building Company in memory...

Chapel of the Holy Trinity

E: Zayachy Island, Ioannovsky bridge

von Aleksey Zabelin, 250 Meter entfernt

Zayachy Island, Ioannovsky bridge

F: Troitskaya Square

von Andrey Golubev, 250 Meter entfernt

Troitskaya Square

G: Peter&Paul Fortress

von Andrey Golubev, 260 Meter entfernt

Peter&Paul Fortress and Saint Peter's&Saint Paul's Cathedral. Zayachiy island, Saint-Petersbu...

Peter&Paul Fortress

H:

von Igor Leontyev, 260 Meter entfernt

I: Das Newator der Peter-Und-Paul-Festung

von Sergey Zhurov, 260 Meter entfernt

The Neva gate of the Peter and Paul Fortress cut a wall and leave to Neva where the small berthing Co...

Das Newator der Peter-Und-Paul-Festung

J: Zayachiy island

von Andrey Golubev, 290 Meter entfernt

Zayachiy island

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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