Admiral Ushakov Statue. Rostov-on-Don
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Admiral Ushakov Statue. Rostov-on-Don

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A: F.F. Ushakov

by S.Evgeniy, 10 meters away

F.F. Ushakov

B: Pre-Russian Revolution warehouse ruins

by Sergi March, 130 meters away

Pre-Russian Revolution warehouse ruins

C: Lookout over the Don river, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

by Sergi March, 140 meters away

The mouth of the Don River has been of great commercial and cultural importance since the ancient tim...

Lookout over the Don river, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

D: Don River. Rostov-on-Don

by Sergi March, 210 meters away

The long passage by the Don river. One of the main and one of the most important rivers in whole Euro...

Don River. Rostov-on-Don

E: embankment, sport

by S.Evgeniy, 210 meters away

embankment, sport

F: Below the Voroshilov bridge

by S.Evgeniy, 410 meters away

Below the Voroshilov bridge

G: left bank of the River Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 460 meters away

left bank of the River Don

H: Voroshilov bridge

by S.Evgeniy, 470 meters away

Voroshilov bridge

I: Rich source

by S.Evgeniy, 610 meters away

Rich source

J: gazetniy 8

by Lev Romanov, 640 meters away

gazetniy 8

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don, 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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