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A: Morion graffity

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 230 meters away

Morion graffity

B: Img 8685 Panorama

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 280 meters away

Img 8685 Panorama

C: Traffic jams and adv

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 490 meters away

Traffic jams and adv

D: Sad face

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 780 meters away

Sad face

E: Park Mindowskiy

by Alexander Tarhanov, 970 meters away

Park Mindowskiy

F: View from construction near Gruzinskaya street, Perm

by Mikhail Nagaitsev, 980 meters away

View from construction near Gruzinskaya street, Perm

View from construction near Gruzinskaya street, Perm

G: Playground

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.1 km away

Playground

H: Perm. The Shrine Kamensky 3.

by Евгений Орлов, 1.4 km away

Кирпичная церковь во имя Казанской Иконы Божией Матери построена в усадьбе Свято-Успенского женского ...

Perm. The Shrine Kamensky 3.

I: Пермь. Усыпальница Каменских 1.

by Евгений Орлов, 1.5 km away

Усыпальница купцов Каменских построена в 1905г. на территории женского монастыря на месте старой дере...

Пермь. Усыпальница Каменских 1.

J: Пермь. Усыпальница Каменских 2.

by Евгений Орлов, 1.5 km away

Небольшая каменная церковь построена в древнерусском стиле, на северной стороне снаружи находится изо...

Пермь. Усыпальница Каменских 2.

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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