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A: Gigantic candle monument. Memorial square.

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 30 meters away

a unique modern war memorial in the shape of a gigantic metal candle.

Gigantic candle monument. Memorial square.

C: Tyumen Registry Office atrium

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 130 meters away

The newly designed the new registry office in Tyumen is an exquisite work of art. The officeincludes ...

Tyumen Registry Office atrium

D: Tyumen ZAGS

by Kalinin Andrey, 130 meters away

Новое здание тюменского "Дворца бракосочетания"

Tyumen ZAGS

E: blooming apple trees in an apple grove 2

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 140 meters away

blooming apple trees in an apple grove 2

F: blooming apple trees in an apple grove

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 140 meters away

blooming apple trees in an apple grove

G: West-Siberian innovacion centr

by Kalinin Andrey, 220 meters away

Тюменский инновационный центр нефти и газа

West-Siberian innovacion centr

H: Stroitelny dvor, st.Melnikaite

by Dvornik Stroitel, 890 meters away

«Строительный двор» ул. Мельникайте

Stroitelny dvor, st.Melnikaite

I: Tyumen Drama

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 1.0 km away

First amateur performances of the Drama Theatre in Tyumen were organized in 1858. Shortly after that ...

Tyumen Drama

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by Kalinin Andrey, 1.0 km away

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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