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Михаил Шишов
с. Лядины
Михаил Шишов
Покрово-Власьевская церковь
Lev Trusov
Church in Krasnaya Lyaga
Lev Trusov
Church in Krasnaya Lyaga. Interior.
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Лядины. Лядинский погост. (2011)
Михаил Шишов
Богоявленская церковь
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Saunino. Wooden Church (2011)
Lev Trusov
Chapel at the abandoned village Grikhnevo
Lev Trusov
Inside the Chapel in Grikhnevo
Михаил Шишов
Медвежий Край
Nikolay Gernet
Kargopol
Nikolay Gernet
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Café Central
Tibor Illes
Greek Folklor Dancing Group of Egion - XI. Rose Festival
Randy Myers
Arc de Triomphe
Kyrre Andersen
Midsummer Eve bonfire
bryant a gilbert
The Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron Michigan to Sarnia Ontario
Marcin Klaban
Old English Bus
Scott Knauss
The Gigli of Nola
Arnaud Chapin
Nurserie de Veaux
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Jann Lipka
time ball tower Södermalm Stockholm
Noel Jenkins
Robot milking parlour at Orway Farm, Devon
Mark Schuster
Kanakan Village - Iran
Михаил Шишов
Уличные театры
Михаил Шишов
Памятник воинам-судоремонтникам
Михаил Шишов
СУ-9
Михаил Шишов
взрыв в Архангельске
Михаил Шишов
Закат на Соловках
Михаил Шишов
Колокола
Михаил Шишов
улица Попова
Михаил Шишов
Песочница
Михаил Шишов
Koskovo From A Height
Михаил Шишов
Самолёт МИГ-31
Михаил Шишов
Благовест
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Дворик
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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 ChitaAlthough 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.