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A: Victory Park lane 07.06.2011

by Andrey Minenko, 490 meters away

Victory Park lane 07.06.2011

B: Victory Park (2) 03.12.2011

by Andrey Minenko, 510 meters away

Victory Park (2) 03.12.2011

C: Dvor

by ALEKSANDR LEVI, 600 meters away

Dvor

D: Victory Park (3) 03.12.2011

by Andrey Minenko, 760 meters away

Victory Park (3) 03.12.2011

E: Chesmenskaia Tserkov - Sankt Peterburg - Russia

by Sergej Esnault, 830 meters away

Christianing of the gifts during easter holidays in front of Chesmenskaia church.

Chesmenskaia Tserkov - Sankt Peterburg - Russia

F: The playground next to our house

by Sergey Erushin, 1.1 km away

The playground next to our house Moskovsky prospekt, 191, Saint Petersburg, Russia 31.03.2012. Sergey...

The playground next to our house

G: The playground in Moskovskiy district

by Sergey Erushin, 1.2 km away

The playground in the yard of builging 178 Leninskiy ave., in Moskovskiy district of Saint-Petersburg...

The playground in Moskovskiy district

H: ул. Ленсовета 20

by Andrey Minenko, 1.2 km away

ул. Ленсовета 20

I: Фонтаны 13.05.2012

by Andrey Minenko, 1.2 km away

Фонтаны 13.05.2012

J: Lenin at the fountain 21.01.2011

by Andrey Minenko, 1.2 km away

Lenin at the fountain 21.01.2011

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, 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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