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Finding divers

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A: Lost Religion

by Chaka, 780 meters away

Первое упоминание об Успенской и Богоявленской церквях появилось в дозорной и переписной книге 1681 г...

Lost Religion

B: Church in Yalmont

by Lev Trusov, 8.6 km away

St. Nicholas Church in Yalmont, 1858

Church in Yalmont

C: Yalmont

by elena petrova, 8.9 km away

Abandoned ancient chirch in Ruazan area.

Yalmont

D: destroyed church

by Maksim Ilin, 25.3 km away

destroyed church

destroyed church

E: village Obukhovo

by Maksim Ilin, 31.9 km away

village Obukhovo

F: Domik v Obuhovo

by Maksim Ilin, 31.9 km away

Domik v Obuhovo

G: unfinished house

by Maksim Ilin, 33.1 km away

The unfinished building in the village Radovitsky

unfinished house

H: llake Silma

by Maksim Ilin, 34.1 km away

like Silma, Moskovskaya oblast, Shaturskiy rayon

llake Silma

I: kursha-2

by Igr Fatkin, 42.9 km away

kursha-2

J: statue of Lenin

by Nikolay Grezev, 54.6 km away

Monument to Lenin, which is set in a circular area in front of the district administration

statue of Lenin

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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