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A: Levitation

by Mikhail Nagaitsev, 10 meters away

Construction near 25 Oktybrya and Lenina str., Perm, Russia

Levitation

B: Komsomol skver

by Edward Kireu, 100 meters away

Komsomol skver

C: Perm. Monument to Lenin.

by Евгений Орлов, 190 meters away

Perm. Monument to Lenin.Пермь. Памятник Ленину.

Perm. Monument to Lenin.

D: Museum night in gallery 25'17

by Mikhail Nagaitsev, 200 meters away

Panorama from museum night in gallery 25'17 (http://gallery2517.ru/english_vertion/)

Museum night in gallery 25'17

E: Street art "Surrounds us only what we think"

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 200 meters away

Street art "Surrounds us only what we think"

F: Perm's opera

by Dmitri Shardakov, 250 meters away

Perm's opera

G: Street art "If love in us - we - eternal"

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 260 meters away

Street art "If love in us - we - eternal"

H: Пермь. Оперный Театр.

by Евгений Орлов, 300 meters away

Пермь. Оперный Театр.

Пермь. Оперный Театр.

I: Perm krai museum exhibition

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 310 meters away

Perm krai museum exhibition

J: Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre

by Mikhail Nagaitsev, 310 meters away

Perm Opera and Ballet Theatrehttp://operatheatre.perm.ru/en/

Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre

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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