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Church of Saint Nicholas in Volosovo

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Church of Saint Nicholas in Volosovo, 1670

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Imágenes cercanas en Russia

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A: Сhurches in Arkhangelo

por Lev Trusov, a 14.1 km.

Church of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (1803) and Church of Archangel Michael (1715)

Сhurches in Arkhangelo

B: Monastery of Alexander Oshevensky

por Lev Trusov, a 21.9 km.

Monastery of Alexander Oshevensky

C: Chapel at the abandoned village Grikhnevo

por Lev Trusov, a 22.3 km.

Chapel at the abandoned village Grikhnevo, 19th century

Chapel at the abandoned village Grikhnevo

D: Inside the Chapel in Grikhnevo

por Lev Trusov, a 22.3 km.

Chapel at the abandoned village Grikhnevo was converted into the hunting lodge.

Inside the Chapel in Grikhnevo

E: Saunino. Wooden Church (2011)

por Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, a 29.7 km.

Saunino. Wooden Church (2011)

F: Bolshaya Shalga

por Lev Trusov, a 32.2 km.

The Wooden Church of the Nativity in Bolshaya Shalga, 1745The Church of the Intercession, 1857 

Bolshaya Shalga

G: Церковь Троицы Живоначальной

por Михаил Шишов, a 33.2 km.

Церковь Троицы Живоначальной

H: Церковь Святой Троицы

por Михаил Шишов, a 33.3 km.

Церковь Святой Троицы

I: Воскресенская церковь

por Михаил Шишов, a 33.7 km.

Воскресенская церковь

J: Kargopol

por Nikolay Gernet, a 34.0 km.

Kargopol

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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