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A: Starry night on the road in winter

by Victor A. Pavlov, 8.3 km away

Starry night on the road in winter

B: Ледоход на Дону

by Евгений Чембарцев, 8.7 km away

Ледоход на Дону

C: Winter sunset near the lake

by Victor A. Pavlov, 13.9 km away

Winter sunset near the lake

D: Church and cemetery

by Sergey Pr, 13.9 km away

Church and cemetery

E: View from the top of hill near ski base Dongor

by Victor A. Pavlov, 15.2 km away

View from the top of hill near ski base Dongor

F: Rock garden at the crossroads

by Victor A. Pavlov, 15.9 km away

Rock garden at the crossroads

G: Big spring flood on the Don river

by Evgeny Efimov, 17.1 km away

Big spring flood on the Don river

H: Pontoon bridge over the Don river near Shilovo, Voronezh region

by Evgeny Efimov, 17.2 km away

Pontoon bridge over the Don river near Shilovo, Voronezh region, Russia. You can see few ice fisherma...

Pontoon bridge over the Don river near Shilovo, Voronezh region

I: school stadium

by Victor A. Pavlov, 17.3 km away

school stadium

J: The Kitten from the Lizyukov street

by Victor A. Pavlov, 17.6 km away

More information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kitten_from_the_Lizyukov_street

The Kitten from the Lizyukov street

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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