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Beshtau

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A: Top of Beshtau (East side)

by Pavel Bogdanov, 10 meters away

Beshtau snow-capped peaks to the east. Panoramic view of Pyatigorsk, Mashuk, Yutsa, Dzhutsa, Zhelezna...

Top of Beshtau (East side)

B: Top of the mountain Beshtau

by Oleg Marchenko, 80 meters away

Top of the mountain Beshtau

C: slope big Tau

by Oleg Pirogov, 130 meters away

slope big Tau

D: Pano Beshtau [test 1]

by Alexey Tikhomirov, 130 meters away

Раз раз, гкхм. Это пробный вариант панорамы, моей первой панорамы.И так, какими не были скучны сферич...

Pano Beshtau [test 1]

E: Beshtau - on the path to Bolshoy Tau

by Pavel Bogdanov, 290 meters away

Beshtau - on the path to Bolshoy Tau

F: Two Rocks

by Pavel Bogdanov, 300 meters away

Pyatigorsk, Lermontov, Zheleznovodsk 

Two Rocks

G: Flank of hill of mountain Beshtau.

by uhodigger, 460 meters away

Flank of hill of mountain Beshtau.

H: Beshtau, KGO

by Oleg Pirogov, 480 meters away

Beshtau, KGO

I: Climb mount Beshtau

by Oleg Marchenko, 630 meters away

Climb mount Beshtau

J:

by Loskutov Valerij, 660 meters 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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