Winter forest in february.
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Winter forest in february.

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A: Winter forest

Par Andrey Litvinov, à 80 mètres

Winter forest

B: Winter forest.

Par Andrey Litvinov, à 340 mètres

Winter forest.

C: Dilevo lake.

Par Andrey Litvinov, à 640 mètres

vostochny lake winter moscow

Dilevo lake.

D: Dilevo Lake

Par Andrey Litvinov, à 690 mètres

Dilevo Lake

E: Winter road to the Vostochny..

Par Andrey Litvinov, à 690 mètres

Winter road to the Vostochny..

F:

Par Andrey Litvinov, à 960 mètres

G: Зима 2013

Par Andrey Litvinov, A 1.1 km

Зима 2013

H: Stadium in Vostochny

Par Andrey Litvinov, A 1.2 km

Stadium in Vostochny

I: Stadium in Vostochny

Par Andrey Litvinov, A 1.4 km

Stadium in Vostochny

J: The winter star sky of Vostochny

Par Andrey Litvinov, A 1.7 km

The winter star sky of Vostochny

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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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