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Максим Горький трижды посетил город Ростов-на-Дону. Впервые он побывал на Дону в 1891 году. Путешествуя пешком по России, 23-летний Горький пришел в Ростов и нанялся в порту грузчиком.
В память об этом 28 марта 1938 года на Береговой улице была установлена мемориальная доска: «Здесь на территории Ростовского-на-Дону порта летом 1891 года работал грузчиком великий пролетарский писатель Максим Горький (Алексей Максимович Пешков, 1868—1936)». А в 1961 году на набережной был установлен скульптурный памятник писателю.

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A: Staircase to the riverwalk. Rostov-on-Don

by Sergi March, 50 meters away

Staircase to the riverwalk. Rostov-on-Don

B: Ladder to quay

by Lev Romanov, 70 meters away

Ladder to quay

C: Crossroads of streets Gazetniy & Donskaya

by Lev Romanov, 150 meters away

Crossroads of streets Gazetniy & Donskaya

D: gazetniy 8

by Lev Romanov, 180 meters away

gazetniy 8

E: Fountain

by S.Evgeniy, 210 meters away

Fountain

F: Voroshilov bridge

by S.Evgeniy, 220 meters away

Voroshilov bridge

G: Below the Voroshilov bridge

by S.Evgeniy, 240 meters away

Below the Voroshilov bridge

H: The Mihail Sholohov's personage - Nahalenok

by S.Evgeniy, 250 meters away

The Mihail Sholohov's personage                                                                      ...

The Mihail Sholohov's personage - Nahalenok

I: Rostovchanka

by S.Evgeniy, 380 meters away

Rostovchanka

J: embankment, sport

by S.Evgeniy, 440 meters away

embankment, sport

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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