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Church Tr.Pechorsk

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Храм Святой Троицы пгт.Троицко-Печорск                                

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A: Tr Pechersk

by Sergey Kalinin, 70 meters away

Tr Pechersk

B: Tr. Pechorsk

by Sergey Kalinin, 170 meters away

Tr. Pechorsk

C: Wooden Footbridges

by Sergey Kalinin, 220 meters away

Wooden Footbridges

D: Pechora

by Sergey Kalinin, 240 meters away

Pechora

E: Troicko-Pechersk Bank

by Sergey Kalinin, 330 meters away

Troicko-Pechersk Bank

F: Pechera River

by Sergey Kalinin, 370 meters away

Pechera River

G: Omra

by Sergey Kalinin, 18.0 km away

Omra

H: Kirpichny

by Sergey Kalinin, 81.0 km away

Kirpichny

I: Kirpichny

by Sergey Kalinin, 81.1 km away

Kirpichny

J: winter crossing, the River Pechora

by Sergey Kalinin, 110.3 km away

winter crossing, the River Pechora

This panorama was taken in Russia

This is an overview of 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 Chita

Although 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.

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