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Copyright: Александр Павлов
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Ilya Savitskiy
Gatchina palace
Ivan Vania
Gatchina
Ivan Garanin
The Orthodox Church of St. Alexey
Ivan Garanin
Memorial defenders of the Motherland
Ivan Garanin
Monument to the sailors cruiser "Aurora".
Иван Гаранин
Spring at Orekhovaya mountain
Ivan Garanin
Near Ioanovskoe cemetery
Иван Гаранин
Railway station Mozhayskoe
Ivan Garanin
Voronya (Crow) mountain
Dmitriy Krasko
A typical plot in horticulture.
Ivan Garanin
Fork: right to the sausage factory, left to KSIL
Ivan Garanin
Green barn
Ivan Roslyakov
trickology back side 360 double tail
Supasit Srisawathsak
Brooklyn Bridge
Martin Broomfield
Waterfall and Bridge, Ribaute
Jan Vrsinsky
Mixed Goods Stand in San Pedro
Jeff Scholl
Aerial Above MacGilvray Lake in Bigfork, Montana
Ivan Roslyakov
4000 sec on 4000 m height on mt.Elbrus
Ivan Roslyakov
Gabr El Bint free diving
PaVeL Bobkov
Kurortnoe
Jan Vrsinsky
Lake Atitlán / Lago de Atitlán
Ryan Helinski
Chaco Culture Nat'l Hist. Park - Pueblo Del Arroyo
Martynas Ambrazas
The Hill of Crosses
Vishnu Sreenath
Lonely Tree
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Заброшенная церковь в Путилово
Александр Павлов
the world
Александр Павлов
15201530 europe
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Ржевский лесопарк
Александр Павлов
Ui
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Псков.
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Лесопарк
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Ладожский мост
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Ладожское озеро. Около деревни Каркку.
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Станция Чаща
Александр Павлов
Псково-Печерский монастырь
Александр Павлов
Музей "Прорыв блокады Ленинграда"
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.