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Autumn in the field near Ivan'kovskoe storage pond

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E: On the pier

Par Artem Sitin, A 19.9 km

Pentax K-7, Pentax SMC DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited, NN3, Benro C-169 1/125 + 0.5EV, f8, ISO100

On the pier

F: Церковь Преображения Господня в Спас-Заулке

Par Pirogov Dmitry, A 20.5 km

Проезжая из Клина в Тверь встречается несколько красивых церквей. В Спас-Заулке по правую руку вы уви...

Церковь Преображения Господня в Спас-Заулке

G: Tank T34 Taman Kavkaz Ru Images

Par Pirogov Dmitry, A 20.5 km

Tank T34 Taman Kavkaz Ru Images

H: View of the Ascension Monastery Orshin from the river Orsha near Tver

Par zolotov81, A 24.0 km

View of the Resurrection Monastery Orshin 14 th century from the ice of the river Orsha. The monaster...

View of the Ascension Monastery Orshin from the river Orsha near Tver

I: Karacharovo resort #1

Par Artem Sitin, A 24.3 km

Sanatorium-health center "Karacharovo" is located 75 km. of the regional capital city of Tver, 120 km...

Karacharovo resort #1

J: Karacharovo resort #3

Par Artem Sitin, A 24.3 km

Sanatorium-health center "Karacharovo" is located 75 km. of the regional capital city of Tver, 120 km...

Karacharovo resort #3

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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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