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A: Barnaul Sport Entertainment Palace

by Andrey Shevchenko, 30 meters away

Barnaul Sport Entertainment Palace

B: Theatre of Dramatic Art. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009

by Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov, 120 meters away

Theatre of Dramatic Art. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009. Located at center of city. It crossing of "Molo...

Theatre of Dramatic Art. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009

E: Theatre of Dramatic Art. Night view. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009

by Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov, 190 meters away

Theatre of Dramatic Art. Night view. Barnaul. Russia. July, 2009

G: Aerial view of Sovetov square in Barnaul

by Andrew Chekmaryov, 240 meters away

Aerial view of Sovetov square in Barnaul

H: City Administration. Barnaul, Russia. July, 2009.

by Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov, 250 meters away

City Administration. Barnaul, Russia. July, 2009.

I: Beginning all the roads "Kilometer Zero". Barnaul, Russia. August, 2009.

by Anton Eryomin & Paul Bouryanov, 370 meters away

Beginning all the roads "Kilometer Zero". Barnaul, Russia. August, 2009.

This panorama was taken in Barnaul, Russia

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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.

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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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