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Площадь Кирова г. Томск

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Imágenes cercanas en Russia

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A: Wedding in a park, june 2014

por Dmitri Melinchuk, a 1.9 km.

Wedding in a park, june 2014

C: Leninsky district, august 2004

por Dmitri Melinchuk, a 3.1 km.

Leninsky district, august 2004

D: Tom river, july 2006

por Dmitri Melinchuk, a 3.3 km.

Tom river, july 2006

E: Rubin

por Vladimir Lavrentyev, a 4.5 km.

Rubin

F: Tomsk Semilugskiy Ostrog

por ukushurik ukush, a 28.5 km.

Tomsk Semilugskiy Ostrog

G: Village Itatka, june 2014

por Dmitri Melinchuk, a 54.7 km.

Village Itatka, june 2014

H: Tutalskiy rock. Field

por Denis Emelin, a 85.3 km.

Поляна возле лагеря на Дальних Тутальских скалах

Tutalskiy rock. Field

I: Church in the honour of the saints of Mefodiy and Cyril

por Denis Ivatin, a 98.0 km.

The wooden church in honor of Cyril and Methodius, on the reserve Tomskaya Pisanitsa. The reserve is ...

Church in the honour of the saints of Mefodiy and Cyril

J: Technopark coal technology

por Artem Breslavskiy, a 139.1 km.

Technopark coal technology

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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