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Anton Fadeev
Uralelectromed 1
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uralelectromed 2
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monument
Alexander Khudyakov
Military museum (july 2012)
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temple
roman codavr
Радиовышка у В.Пышмы
Revenger_666
Over antennas field
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brickworks quarry
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Россия-Екатеринбург-Эльмаш-Калиновские разрезы
Anton Fedorchenko
Тест-драйв минивэнов
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Россия-Екатеринбург-Эльмаш-Калиновские разрезы
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Russia-Ekaterinburg-Elmash-Kalinowski cuts
Michel du Chesne
Albert Market Banjul first Entrance
Hiroharu Shizuya
Carpet of cherry blossoms
Uwe Buecher
Panthéon
Richard Chesher
Ile Aux Canards Coral Reef Noumea
Eduardo Hutter
The Biosphere, Environment Museum
yunzen liu
Lijiang2-Scenery and natural wonders(guilin china)
Luca Vascon
Liuteria Veneziana
Gregory Panayotou
Anakena Beach : Moai Alone
Matt Nolan
McCall Glacier (11 Aug 07 13:58)
Thomas Krueger
On Top of the Windmill
Gregory Panayotou
Tetiaroa : En attendant Marlon Brando
Tom Mills
The Cans Festival
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view of the city Aramil
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Between Shaidurovo and Bobrovskiy
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damp in Nikolskoe
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Sysert (25-02-2011)
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roof of hotel "Sverdlovsk"
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area near the train station
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church in Novoipatovo
Anton Fadeev
sky lanterns
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pond in shabry 1
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monument
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Ice City - 2012 - 3
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near the church
More About 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 ChitaAlthough 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.