Rock - Bloody stool
On the east coast of the Petrozavodsk bay of Lake Onega in the suburbs Solomennoe adjacent to the city of Petrozavodsk. Bloody stool is a geological monument of nature . Traditional place of rest of the townspeople A good view of the city as a place for picnics townspeople used since the XIX century. Two parts - Upper and Lower. The name given to a giant hole in the thick rock fell from a piece - formed a kind of chair, chair, facing the lake. There is a belief - if you sit down at the end and make a wish will come true. Bloody stool - a classical object for studying the history of the Earth. In coastal outcrops and in rocky ledges at 250 m from the shore are outlets of volcanic formations Suysar volcanic complex. The picturesque rocky outcrops formed by products of the eruption: lava ball with well-preserved structures and textures, higher agglomerate tuffs occur in the upper part - the lava flows from variolitovymb structures.
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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.
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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.)
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Text by Steve Smith.