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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 36
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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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Winter in Butovo
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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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Sunset at Loch Coruisk
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Notre Dame de Lourdes, Chapel of Esplechin
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Moscow paleontological museum, hall 5-3.
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White swan on a pond in a mini zoo. June 2011.
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Tahtali mountain (2365m), Turkey, view to another side. September 2011.
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Manor Ostafyevo, west wing of main building. May 2011.
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Monument to soldiers-internationalists. Vidnoe city, May 2011.
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Ice palace in Dmitrov. June 2011.
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Manor Ostafyevo, view to pond from east wing of main building. May 2011.
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Sukhanovo, footpath to landing stage. May 2011.
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Kemer, Turkey, trading street. September 2011.
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Monument to Lenin on Lenin square in Podolsk. June 2012.
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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.