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Два символа Саратова: памятник Н.Г. Чернышевскому и Саратовская государственная консерватория имени Л.В. Собинова. Раньшн по проспекту Кирова, на котором стоит консерватория, ходили троллейбусы, а сейчас это полностью пешеходная зона.

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A: Площадь у консерватории

by Тюлин Денис, 30 meters away

На панораме площадь у консерватории Л. В. Собинова. Снята в конце проспекта Кирова.

Площадь у консерватории

B:

by Павел Морозов, 240 meters away

C: У Театральной площади

by Тюлин Денис, 320 meters away

Восточная окраина Театральной площади. На панораме можно увидеть часовню в честь иконы Божией Матери,...

У Театральной площади

D: Square Mayakovsky N 1

by PARADOX MEDIA, 390 meters away

Square Mayakovsky N 1

E: square-mayakovsky-n-2

by PARADOX MEDIA, 390 meters away

square-mayakovsky-n-2

F: Embankment Saratov

by PARADOX MEDIA, 840 meters away

Embankment Saratov

G: Monument to The First Teacher

by PARADOX MEDIA, 870 meters away

Monument to The First Teacher

H: Square of The First Teachers

by PARADOX MEDIA, 930 meters away

Square of The First Teachers

I: Saratov Academic Youth Theater of Kiselev

by PARADOX MEDIA, 990 meters away

Saratov Academic Youth Theater of Kiselev

J: Площадь Кирова

by Тюлин Денис, 1.1 km away

Снято у фонтана "Одуванчик". Самое начало проспекта Кирова.

Площадь Кирова

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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