Desnogorsky water basin about the bridge
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Desnogorsky water basin about the bridge

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A: Desnogorsk storage reservoir in autumn

by Rybalkin Denis, 8.5 km away

Desnogorsk storage reservoir in autumn

C: Kutuzovka

by Андрей Денисенков, 33.8 km away

Kutuzovka

D: Poluevskaya zerkov

by Андрей Денисенков, 35.8 km away

Построена в 1910 году

Poluevskaya zerkov

E: Pochinok area

by Андрей Денисенков, 46.3 km away

Pochinok area

F: Village of Dubrovka

by Vasily Rudnikov, 55.2 km away

View of the Dubrovka village from the roof of my country house.

Village of Dubrovka

G: Na Obrive

by Андрей Денисенков, 80.0 km away

Излюбленное место отдыха на природе, потрясающая природная красота, открывается вид на Кардымово.

Na Obrive

H: Ice Palace in Smolensk

by Rybalkin Denis, 86.3 km away

Ice Palace in Smolensk

I: Smolensk ravines with captation

by Max Panoramov, 87.9 km away

Smolensk ravines with captation

J: Smolensk ravines (Honey agarics)

by Max Panoramov, 87.9 km away

Smolensk ravines (Honey agarics)

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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