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A: P1160664 834 52ipslogo

Par Timofey Osipov, à 70 mètres

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B: P1160413 568 Panorama2ipslogo

Par Timofey Osipov, à 420 mètres

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C: P1400061 183 Dec3 Ilogo

Par Timofey Osipov, à 470 mètres

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D: Ergaki - pass Bird

Par Andrew Borus, à 540 mètres

Ergaki - pass Bird

E: Ergaki - way to Light lake from Bird

Par Andrew Borus, à 650 mètres

Ergaki - way to Light lake from Bird

F: P1160226 411 Panorama3ipslogo

Par Timofey Osipov, à 670 mètres

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G: P1390533 669 3

Par Timofey Osipov, A 1.1 km

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H: Ergaki Gamma 2

Par Andrew Borus, A 1.3 km

Ergaki Gamma 2

I: Ergaki Gamma 1

Par Andrew Borus, A 1.6 km

Ergaki Gamma 1

J: Peak Molodezhnyi, second summit

Par Dmitry Yurlagin, A 1.6 km

Peak Molodezhnyi, second summit

Ce panorama é été pris à Russia

Ceci est un aperçu 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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