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Freedom Square

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A: Monument on the Freedom Square

by VR TLT Photography, 40 meters away

Monument on the Freedom Square

B: Togliatty freedom square

by Ivan Polushkin, 60 meters away

 Panorama of the city Togliatti, near the freedom square, Central district. Captured using quadroсopt...

Togliatty freedom square

C: Puppet Theater

by VR TLT Photography, 100 meters away

Puppet Theater

D: Karl Marx monument

by VR TLT Photography, 140 meters away

Karl Marx monument

E: Togliatti Central Park

by Ivan Polushkin, 730 meters away

 Panorama of the city Togliatti, near the Central park, central district. Captured using quadroсopter...

Togliatti Central Park

F: Leningradskaya 45

by VR TLT Photography, 920 meters away

Leningradskaya 45

G: Fountain Theatre "The Wheel"

by VR TLT Photography, 1.2 km away

Fountain Theatre "The Wheel"

H: National History Museum of Togliatti

by VR TLT Photography, 1.4 km away

National History Museum of Togliatti

I: National History Museum of Togliatti

by VR TLT Photography, 1.4 km away

National History Museum of Togliatti

J: Park House

by VR TLT Photography, 3.5 km away

Park House

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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