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Copyright: Andrei Kuznetcov
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Andrei Kuznetcov
Obelisk at height 314,9
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Lake Dikoe
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Military-pepelats
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falls on Titovka
Kirill Smirnov
Bridge and waterfall on Titovka 2011.11
Kirill Smirnov
Sunrize on Titovka 2011.11
Andrei Kuznetcov
Bridge
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Pereval na Rybachiy
Kirill Smirnov
Pereval na Ribachiy 2 2011.11
Kirill Smirnov
Pereval na Ribachiy 2011.11
Mikhail Romashov
WW2 front line. German blindage and trenchs
Mikhail Romashov
German pillbox. inside.
josu barandiaran
Img 423342
Martin Broomfield
English Bay and Burrard Inlet, Vancouver
Thang Bui
Lang Co Beach At 10pm On Full Moon Night
John Willetts ARPS
Westonbirt Arboretum, Autumn colour
Bob Stapleton
Maidenhead Thames river bank
Malinnikov Ruslan
Memorial to soldiers fallen in afghanistan
jacky cheng
Chongqing coral dam-0017
Maciej G. Szling
Zelené Kačacie pleso
John Willetts ARPS
Westonbirt Arboretum, Autumn colour
Marijan Marijanovic
Ice Cave On Durmitor Near Zabljak 2
Martin Broomfield
English Bay and Burrard Inlet, Vancouver
dieter kik
Jazz, Musique de rue, rue Kereon, Quimper Finistere 7425
Andrei Kuznetcov
mountain Krestovaya 2
Andrei Kuznetcov
Aikuaivenchorr-3
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Horn lake
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labyrinth "Vavilon"
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Teriberka waterfall 2
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Dharamsala Tibet Burning
Andrei Kuznetcov
Lake Dikoe
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Kukisvumchorr-2
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Pecha river
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Obelisk at height 314,9
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Two brothers
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Aikuaivenchorr-4
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.