Архангельск город воинской славы
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Архангельск город воинской славы

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A: Отель Пур-Наволок

by Antushev Vladimir, 20 meters away

Архангельск. Набережная Северной Двины. Мыс Пур-Наволок. Несмотря на мороз многолюдно. На реке дается...

Отель Пур-Наволок

C: Group 1 Img 0731 Img 0736 6 Images

by Alexandr Khvostov, 100 meters away

Group 1 Img 0731 Img 0736 6 Images

D: Пластилиновый дождь

by Михаил Шишов, 180 meters away

Пластилиновый дождь

E: Лазерное шоу 2

by Михаил Шишов, 190 meters away

Лазерное шоу 2

F: Высокие братья

by Михаил Шишов, 190 meters away

Высокие братья


by Михаил Шишов, 190 meters away


H: Благовест 3

by Михаил Шишов, 200 meters away

Благовест 3

I: Ледовый Дом Архангела

by Михаил Шишов, 200 meters away

Ледовый Дом Архангела

J: 9-th May

by Alexandr Khvostov, 200 meters away

9-th May

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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