A memorial board to Saltykov-Schedrin
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A memorial board to Saltykov-Schedrin

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Russian writer, famous for his acidic novels, Saltykov-Schedrin, used to work in this building during the time when he was a deputy governor of Tver.

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A: A statue of Lenin

by Andrey Ilyin, 60 meters away

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A statue of Lenin

B: Playbills and posters stand

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Playbills and posters stand

C: Bakery shop on pedestrian street.

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Bakery shop on pedestrian street.

E: Old taxophone

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F: Novy Most (New bridge)

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G: Communists marches.

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H: Tver'. Prichal v Gorodskom sadu

by Anton Tsarkov, 610 meters away

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I: A statue of Pushkin

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J: A monument to Afanasy Nikitin

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This panorama was taken in Tver, Russia

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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.

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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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