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A: The Polar Drama Theatre

by Maxim Vasilenko, 29.7 km away

Заполярный театр драмы им.В.Маяковского, самый северный театр.«И СВЕТ ВО ТЬМЕ СВЕТИТ» -Как вы относит...

The Polar Drama Theatre

B: Museum Square

by Maxim Vasilenko, 30.3 km away

Музейная площадь расположена в городе Норильске на Ленинском проспекте, с одной стороны находится неп...

Museum Square

C: Leninsky prospekt

by Maxim Vasilenko, 30.4 km away

Ленинский проспект 2, самое начало Ленинского проспекта г.Норильска, можно сказать, что это в какой-т...

Leninsky prospekt

D: Gvardeyskaya square

by Maxim Vasilenko, 30.4 km away

Гвардейская площадь расположена в г.Норильске в самом начале Лениского проспекта прямо напротив админ...

Gvardeyskaya square

E: Rail crossing Norilsk-Talnakh

by Maxim Vasilenko, 38.3 km away

Rail crossing Norilsk-Talnakh

F: Bus station TALNAKH

by Maxim Vasilenko, 39.4 km away

Автовокзал в Талнахе, г.Норильск рядом располагается кинотеатр им. В.Высоцкого, по близости так же мо...

Bus station TALNAKH

G: View point of Talnakh

by Maxim Vasilenko, 39.8 km away

Недавно был построен этот объект "Обзорная площадка" в районе Талнах г. Норильск и местные жители обл...

View point of Talnakh

H: Mountain "Otdel'naya"

by Maxim Vasilenko, 42.2 km away

Гора "Отдельная" место где можно покататься на горных лыжах, пожарить шашлыки и отдохнуть с друзьями....

Mountain "Otdel'naya"

I: Red rocks waterfall

by Maxim Vasilenko, 44.4 km away

Одно из красивейших мест недалеко от района Талнах г. Норильска. Несмотря на общую неблагоприятную эк...

Red rocks waterfall

J: Dudinka

by Andrei Kuznetcov, 50.0 km away

Dudinka

Dudinka

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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