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Butovo's Cross near Temple. Butovo firing range. Panorama. May 2011.
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Butovo's Cross near Temple of new martyrs and confessors of Russia in Butovo. Butovo Shooting Range. May 2011.

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Temple of new martyrs and confessors of Russia in Butovo. May 2011.
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Skobelevskaya street and light metro station. South Butovo, Russia, Moscow.
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Winter forest
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Polyani and Skobelevskaya streets. South Butovo, Moscow, Russia.
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Lazareva, Yujnobutovskaya streets, Admiral Ushakov parkway and light metro station.
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Winter in Butovo
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Ujnobutovskaya and Gorchakova streets. South Butovo, Moscow, Russia.
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Winter on the North Butovo
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Venevskaya, Polyani, Vitte streets. South Butovo, Moscow, Russia.
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Park near Gorchakova street. South Butovo, Moscow Russia.
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Manor Ostafyevo, monument to Karamzin. May 2011.
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Palace of culture in Vidnoe city. April 2011.
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Borodino museum. Panorama. May 2011.
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Dolmens in valley of river Pshada. August 2012.
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Moscow paleontological museum, hall 5.
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Monument to the Murom infantry regiment near Spaso-Borodino monastery. May 2011.
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The Spaso-Borodino female monastery in Voroshilovo. Panorama. May 2011.
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River Dubna beach near "Country Resort" hotel. June 2011.
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Moscow paleontological museum, hall 6.
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Moscow paleontological museum, hall 1.
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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.