Memorial of 1902 Strike, Rostov-On-Don
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Memorial of 1902 Strike, Rostov-On-Don

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don

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A: Stachki Bridge

by Vinichenko Olga, 460 meters away

Stachki Bridge

B: Start of Sadovaja st.

by S.Evgeniy, 560 meters away

Start of Sadovaja st.

C: 5dkkkk Monument

by Vinichenko Olga, 570 meters away

5dkkkk Monument

D: Square 5 Dkkk Rostov On Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 650 meters away

Square 5 Dkkk Rostov On Don

E: Serafimovicha7, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 680 meters away

Serafimovicha7, Rostov-on-Don

F: Bratskii Spusk Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 690 meters away

Bratskii Spusk Rostov

G: railway station

by S.Evgeniy, 700 meters away

railway station

H: Bratskyi

by Vinichenko Olga, 720 meters away

Bratskyi

I: Hlebozavod Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 800 meters away

Hlebozavod Rostov

J: Pushkinskaya-Dolomanovsky, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 930 meters away

Pushkinskaya-Dolomanovsky, Rostov-on-Don

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don, Russia

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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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