balaika in Horizont
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balaika in Horizont

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Небольшая группа балалайщиков и баяниста развлекали народ в торговом центре Горизонт. Причем играли настолько хорошо, что у них постоянно были слушатели и я сам с большим удовольствием провел полчаса слушая их.

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don

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A: Two Mercedes

by Lev Romanov, 40 meters away

Two Mercedes

B: Platform before shopping center horizon

by Lev Romanov, 90 meters away

Platform before shopping center horizon

C: Babyworld Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 170 meters away

Babyworld Rostov

D: Gorizont Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 190 meters away

Gorizont Rostov-on-Don

E: mi-24, rostvertol, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 950 meters away

mi-24, rostvertol, Rostov-on-Don

F: Kunnikov

by Vinichenko Olga, 1.2 km away

Kunnikov

G: Lenin Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 1.3 km away

Lenin Rostov

H: Lenina street 127 Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 1.4 km away

Lenina street 127 Rostov

I: Riigt Stadium

by Vinichenko Olga, 1.5 km away

Riigt Stadium

J: Sberbank Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 1.6 km away

Sberbank Rostov-on-Don

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

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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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