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Ice palace exterior view

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A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermitage Palace by the team of 14 ice-art masters led by famous ice-sculptor from St. Petersburg, Valerij Gromov (www.icestudio.ru) The replica has been build according to the original descriptions of Prof. G.Kraft from St.Petersburg Academy of Science which worked with original project 1740.

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A: Ice Palace Event, February-March 2006, St. Petersburg, russia

por Jacek Gancarson, 10 metros de distancia

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

Ice Palace Event, February-March 2006, St. Petersburg, russia

B: Fun on the Palace Square

por Ganin Alexandr, 10 metros de distancia

Fun on the Palace Square

C: Icepalentrancec4

por Jacek Gancarson, 10 metros de distancia

Icepalentrancec4

D: 2006 Ice Palace replica of 1740

por Jacek Gancarson, 20 metros de distancia

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

2006 Ice Palace replica of 1740

E: 2006 Ice Palace replica

por Jacek Gancarson, 20 metros de distancia

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

2006 Ice Palace replica

F: 2006 Ice Palace replica on Dvorcova Squere

por Jacek Gancarson, 30 metros de distancia

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

2006 Ice Palace replica on Dvorcova Squere

G: Dvortsovaya Square

por Ivan Vania, 60 metros de distancia

03-01-2013

Dvortsovaya Square

H: Plaza del Palacio. San Petersburgo

por Sergi March, 70 metros de distancia

El área entre el famoso Palacio de Invierno y el Almirantazgo es el corazón de San Petersburgo, y la ...

Plaza del Palacio. San Petersburgo

I: Palace Square and Alexander Column

por Ivan Garanin, 80 metros de distancia

Palace Square and Alexander Column

J: Palace square

por Aleksey Mayer, 80 metros de distancia

Palace square

Este panorama fue tomado en St. Petersburg, 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.

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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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