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Images à proximité de Yaroslavl

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A:

Par Шубкин Сергей, à 70 mètres

B: День Волги

Par Шубкин Сергей, à 80 mètres

День Волги

D: Yaroslavl river-boat station.

Par Mikhail Dunaev, à 220 mètres

A lot of tourists start their visit of Yaroslavl city here. A huge part of a city - ancient town is a...

Yaroslavl river-boat station.

F:

Par Шубкин Сергей, à 270 mètres

G: Волжская наб., Управление СЖД

Par Шубкин Сергей, à 300 mètres

Волжская наб., Управление СЖД

H: Yaroslavl Sovetskaya 12 roof - courtyard view

Par Andrey Strunin, à 310 mètres

Yaroslavl Sovetskaya 12 roof - courtyard view

I: Церковь Рождества Христова

Par Шубкин Сергей, à 330 mètres

Церковь Рождества Христова

J: Музей "Музыка и время"

Par Шубкин Сергей, à 340 mètres

Музей "Музыка и время"

Ce panorama é été pris à Yaroslavl, 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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