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Russia-Ekaterinburg-Elmash-Kalinowski cuts

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Nearby images in Russia


A: Russia-Ekaterinburg-Elmash-Kalinowski cuts

by Yuriy Bel'mesov, 110 meters away

Russia-Ekaterinburg-Elmash-Kalinowski cuts

B: Russia-Ekaterinburg-Elmash-Kalinowski cuts

by Yuriy Bel'mesov, 160 meters away

Russia-Ekaterinburg-Elmash-Kalinowski cuts

C: Russia-Ekaterinburg-Elmash-Kalinowski cuts

by Yuriy Bel'mesov, 260 meters away

Russia-Ekaterinburg-Elmash-Kalinowski cuts

D: After

by Evgeny Pogrebnyak, 1.2 km away


E: Field

by Evgeny Pogrebnyak, 1.3 km away


F: Радиовышка у В.Пышмы

by roman codavr, 2.3 km away

Радиовышка у В.Пышмы

G: Over antennas field

by Revenger_666, 2.3 km away

View from 377 ft antenna near Ekaterinburg city, Russia.

Over antennas field

H: Тест-драйв минивэнов

by Anton Fedorchenko, 2.4 km away

Тест-драйв минивэнов

I: геодезическая вышка в калиновском лесопарке

by roman codavr, 3.0 km away

Geodesical tower in Kalinovsky park.

геодезическая вышка в калиновском лесопарке

J: brickworks quarry

by Anton Fadeev, 3.5 km away

brickworks quarry

This panorama was taken in Russia

This is an overview of 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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