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Interior church of Saint John the Chrysostom Godenovo.
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Life-giving Cross
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The church of Saint John the Chrysostom Godenovo.
Шубкин Сергей
Hram 9325 panorama
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Hram 9364 panorama
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Hram 9312 panorama
Войчук Владимир
Spaso-Jakovlevsky monastery - Rostov Velikiy
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Спасо-Яковлевский Димитриев монастырь
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Спасо-Яковлевский Димитриев монастырь
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Спасо-Яковлевский Димитриев монастырь
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Гостиница "Усадьба Плешанова"
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Гостиница "Усадьба Плешанова"
Mariusz Kalinowski
Over the Top Victoria Squar
Günther Roth
Caldeirão Verde water curtain
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Flying Dragon - Tsz Hing Monastery 慈興寺飛龍仔
Zoran Trost
Stairs on Bled island
Alessandro Ugazio
30,000 pizzas
DigitalProperties.ca - Bryan Groulx
Back to the Future DeLorean Interior
Stefano Gelli
Sunset - Moletto di Antignano
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 余香苑-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple,autumn colors,Kyoto
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 水琴窟-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple, Suikinkutsu,Kyoto.
Willy Kaemena
Wien Rathaus -Weihnachtsmarkt Herzbaum
MRF Kemp
Antwerp (Belgium) Central Station
Rommel Bundalian
Fisherman's Paradise, Caramoan
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Embankment Sochi river
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Svami Vidzhajanjanda
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Riga Art Nouveau Museum-Sitting room
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Alameda Principal de Málaga
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Night quay
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National art museum
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"Alpika - Service 3a"
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Golden Knight
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Museum of baron Munсhausen
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Сочинский художественный музей
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Riga Art Nouveau Museum-Kitchen and maid chamber
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Seaport
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.