0 Likes

central homestead hall
Russia

I. Valaam. Central homestead. Hall.

Остров Валаам. Центральная усадьба. Холл.

Copyright: Dmitry Ruzov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8110x4055
Taken: 05/10/2012
Uploaded: 06/10/2012
Updated: 15/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: valaam; orthodox; church; hall
comments powered by Disqus

Dmitry Ruzov
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in the Valaam Monastery
Dmitry Ruzov
Valaam St. Vladimir Skit
Dmitry Ruzov
Upper Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior Cathedral Valaam
Dmitry Ruzov
Lower Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior Cathedral Valaam
Dmitry Ruzov
Upper Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior Cathedral Valaam
Dmitry Ruzov
Lower Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior Cathedral Valaam
Dmitry Ruzov
central homestead refectory
Dmitry Ruzov
inner monastry yard central homestead valaam
Dmitry Ruzov
central homestead kare valaam
Dmitry Ruzov
Znamenskaya chapel Valaam
Dmitry Ruzov
Valaam SummerHotel OurRoom
Dmitry Ruzov
abbot cemetery inside1 valaam
Alejandro Gutierrez
Plaza de Armas, SLP
Felipe Garchet
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France
Felipe Garchet
Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France
Robert L. Tilden
Tallahassee Nurseries
Alex Avgustinov - Valentis Studio
Shekikhan Palace
Sanalfotograf
Road of Island Tower, Big Island
Vasilis Triantafyllou
Vikos Canyon Oksia
Antonio Cabral
Coches Museum
Bernhard Ehrminger
Fishermen at the beach
Alexander Saranchuk
Florovsky convent
Napapun Piyatrakul Wongtala
wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat Sukhothai Thailand (ThaiiS)
Felipe Garchet
Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy
Dmitry Ruzov
valaam i. konevsky skit
Dmitry Ruzov
Valaam Saints skit outside 1
Dmitry Ruzov
Smolensky skit (outside)
Dmitry Ruzov
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in the Valaam Monastery
Dmitry Ruzov
Valaam St. Vladimir Skit
Dmitry Ruzov
abbot cemetery inside1 valaam
Dmitry Ruzov
Voskresensky (red) skit lower church inside 1
Dmitry Ruzov
Valaam Saints skit Chapel of the Cross of Jesus Christ suffering
Dmitry Ruzov
valaam i. konevsky skit
Dmitry Ruzov
Valaam SummerHotel OurRoom
Dmitry Ruzov
central homestead hall
Dmitry Ruzov
Nikolsky skit. Valaam island
More About 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 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.