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Viktor N
The Church interior, built in 1671-1687
The Ioanna Predtechi church
Шубкин Сергей
Церковь Иоанна Предтечи в Толчкове - вид со двора
Шубкин Сергей
Церковь Иоанна Предтечи в Толчкове - вид со двора
Шубкин Сергей
Экскурсия по 1000-рублевой банкноте
Ivan Petrov
Tugova Gora
Vasily Osipov
Millenium Summer playground
Vasily Osipov
KZC "Millenium"
Vasily Osipov
KZC "Millenium"
Andrey Strunin
"Kotoroslnaya" embankment from the roof of the 58th House
Andrey Strunin
Moscow Avenue in Yaroslavl
Andrey Strunin
Kirov district of Yaroslavl - view from the house on Tolbukhina
Stephan Messner
Castle Rottwerndorf
Arroz Marisco
Panorama of Valle del frances - the Jewl in the Crown
Thomas Schwarz
Shallow coastal reef diving in Manado
Marcio Cabral
Alto Paraíso at Magic Hour
Juan Jose Perez
Pozo de la Iniciación
Rommel Bundalian
360° View of Amphitheater Terraces of Batad - Banaue, Ifugao
Marek Koszorek
Porto Valitsa Deep Blue
Valentin Arfire
Peter's Bicycle Workshop
Joseph Svejnoha
The bird's view
Glen Claydon
Niseko Hirafu - Fujiwara
Jadebusen Wattenmeer
Dan ils
Dan ils
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.