0 Likes

Chapel of Our Lady of Kazan
Yaroslavl
Copyright: Andrey Golubev
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Taken: 14/07/2011
Uploaded: 19/06/2013
Updated: 14/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: chapel; yaroslavl; russia; monastery; summer; history; monument; river
comments powered by Disqus

Giovanni Saini
Brivio (LC) Tramonto sull'Adda
MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek
Grodno castle, view from tower
Riess FotoDesign
Marsa shouna 02 egypt
Riess FotoDesign
Daedalus steg mitte
Riess FotoDesign
Raseldesha
Jan Dunlop
Bungy Jumping from the Auckland Harbour Bridge
yunzen liu
sichuan The scenery of Daocheng 1
Arroz Marisco
By the Shore of Laguna Siula
Dirk von Loën-Wagner
Double Arch - Arches National Park
Giovanni Saini
Brivio (LC) LungoAdda: Tramonto
Rahim hamada-www.deja-view.org
Tahrir View 25 11
MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek
Underground in Walim. Project Riese
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.