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Contry house inside

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A: Сountry house forefront

por Ivan Garanin, 10 metros de distancia

Сountry house forefront

B: Сountry house backyard

por Ivan Garanin, 10 metros de distancia

Сountry house backyard

C: Ropshinsky palace's ruins

por Ivan Garanin, a 2.6 km.

Ropshinsky palace's ruins

D: The digged up road

por Ivan Garanin, a 2.8 km.

The digged up road

E: Petrol Station Ltd KirishiAutoservice

por Ivan Garanin, a 3.2 km.

Standard gas station, located on the Tallinn highway

Petrol Station Ltd KirishiAutoservice

F: Pond near chicken coops

por Ivan Garanin, a 3.4 km.

A dirty pond near the abandoned high-rise poultry houses

Pond near chicken coops

G: Obelisk in memory of soldiers 42 and 2nd Army

por Ivan Garanin, a 3.5 km.

January 19, 1944 in the area, soldiers and 42y 2nd shock armies, destroying the Nazis, and closed the...

Obelisk in memory of soldiers 42 and 2nd Army

I: "DZOT"

por Ivan Garanin, a 4.9 km.

"DZOT"

J: Telezi's field

por Ivan Garanin, a 5.2 km.

Telezi's field

Este panorama fue tomado en Russia

Esta es una vista general de 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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