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Evgeny Efimov
Lake Jekostrovskaja Imandra
Evgeny Efimov
Forest on Kola peninsula
Evgeny Efimov
Jekostrovskaja Imandra lake
Andrei Kuznetcov
mountain Volosyanaya
Andrei Kuznetcov
mountain Volosyanaya-valley seids
Andrei Kuznetcov
mountain Krestovaya 2
Andrei Kuznetcov
mountain Krestovaya 1
Andrei Kuznetcov
labyrinth "Vavilon"
Evgeny Efimov
Bridge over Jekostrovskij strait (view from the top of the bridge)
Evgeny Efimov
Bridge over Jekostrovskij strait
Evgeny Efimov
Hibiny mountains view from M18 road
Evgeny Efimov
Near Zelenoborsky
Jan Vrsinsky
Hermanos Domingues / Ignacio Allende
Jose Luis Perez
Inside the Teatro Juarez 06
Roger Berry
Gandhi's bedroom, New Delhi
Roger Berry
Jama Masjid Inside View
Konrad Łaszczyński
Hassan II Mosque, Ablution Room
Tom Sadowski
Cloudy Bay, South Bruny National Park in Tasmania, 2
Butch Cronin
Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial
Martin Broomfield
Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh, Indonesia
Martin Broomfield
Gapang Beach, Pulau Weh, Aceh, Indonesia
rosspisvena
Landfill Site
Jan Vrsinsky
Zocalo in Veracruz
Butch Cronin
World War ll Memorial Pacific Tower
Ipatev Dmitrii
Cottages
More About 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 ChitaAlthough 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.