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Дорога на перевал "Семь ветров" имеет не плохое асфальтовое покрытие. Зимой здесь чаще всего лежит снет. А весной на одном из поворотов расцветает яблоня.

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B: Road to Andreevsky pass of Markotkh ridge. August 2012.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 660 meters away

Road to Andreevsky pass of Markotkh ridge. August 2012.

Road to Andreevsky pass of Markotkh ridge. August 2012.

C: 100729 131 P

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100729 131 P

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by Vlad Pasko, 750 meters away

E: Cement production quarries near Novorossiysk. August 2012.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 900 meters away

Cement production quarries near Novorossiysk. August 2012.

Cement production quarries near Novorossiysk. August 2012.

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by Konstantin Kretov, 1.1 km away

G: Andreevsky Pass, view to Novorossiysk from the highest point. August 2012.

by Alexander Adashkevich, 1.2 km away

Andreevsky Pass on  Markotkh ridge, view to Novorossiysk and Tsemess bay from the highest point. Augu...

Andreevsky Pass, view to Novorossiysk from the highest point. August 2012.

H: Novoros

by Vasiliy Nikitenko, 2.7 km away

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I: Stella Novorossiysk. Photographer Vlad Pasko

by Vlad Pasko, 2.7 km away

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Stella Novorossiysk. Photographer Vlad Pasko

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by Vlad Pasko, 3.1 km away

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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