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Copyright: Александр Павлов
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Ilya Savitskiy
Gatchina palace
Ivan Vania
Gatchina
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The Orthodox Church of St. Alexey
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Memorial defenders of the Motherland
Ivan Garanin
Monument to the sailors cruiser "Aurora".
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Spring at Orekhovaya mountain
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Near Ioanovskoe cemetery
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Railway station Mozhayskoe
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Voronya (Crow) mountain
Dmitriy Krasko
A typical plot in horticulture.
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Fork: right to the sausage factory, left to KSIL
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Green barn
Tibor Illes
Museum 02
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Shkiparev's Peasant house. Interior. 1880
Peter Pook
Oxner Head, Lower La Have, Nova Scotia, Canada
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City Hall - Assembly hall
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Guenjeongjeon (Throne hall), Gyongbok palace
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Killiney Hill
Arnaud Chapin
Clio 3 de David Meslier
Andrea Biffi
vista del lago di Fortezza dal Forte
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The blue whale
Ruben Karapetyan
Pedestrian bridge near the Kiev station in Moscow
Dmitriy Krasko
Gulf Coast, a distant part of the island of Kronstadt. Night
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Japanese ancient houses
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Заброшенная церковь в Путилово
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the world
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Станция Чаща
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Псков.
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Ладожское озеро. Около деревни Каркку.
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Музей "Прорыв блокады Ленинграда"
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Ладожский мост
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15201530 europe
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Псково-Печерский монастырь
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Лесопарк
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Ржевский лесопарк
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.