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A: Bridge

by Master, 190 meters away

Bridge

B: Holiday festivities celebration

by Mike, 810 meters away

There is holiday festivities celebration of the day.Holiday festivities celebration of the dayFor mor...

Holiday festivities celebration

C: Sovetsk

by Leschiy, 820 meters away

Кукарка - большой ковш.

Sovetsk

D: Memorial

by Master, 830 meters away

Memorial

E: Park

by Master, 1.0 km away

Park

F: Parksity

by Master, 1.0 km away

Parksity

G: Park

by Master, 1.0 km away

Park

H: Pizma

by Master, 1.1 km away

Pizma

I: island

by Master, 1.1 km away

island

J: View from Fire Tower sovetsk43.ru

by Mike, 1.1 km away

Look at the small town of Svetlogorsk in the Kirov region of the fire-tower. You can also view a virt...

View from Fire Tower sovetsk43.ru

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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