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Gazebo in park

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A: Outhouse and backyard of Gorki Leninskie museum

by Andrey Shevchenko, 150 meters away

Outhouse and backyard of Gorki Leninskie museum

B: Pond

by Andrey Shevchenko, 170 meters away

Pond

C: Historical place Gorki Leninskie

by Andrey Shevchenko, 190 meters away

Historical place Gorki Leninskie

D: Gorki Leninskie historical park in Russia

by Andrey Shevchenko, 220 meters away

Gorki Leninskie historical park in Russia

E: Museum in Gorki Leninskie

by Andrey Shevchenko, 230 meters away

Museum in Gorki Leninskie

F: Gorki Leninskie scheme of park

by Andrey Shevchenko, 250 meters away

Gorki Leninskie scheme of park

G: On stump panorama

by Andrey Shevchenko, 260 meters away

On stump panorama

H: Green Alley

by Andrey Shevchenko, 280 meters away

Green Alley

I: Apple garden blossom

by Andrey Shevchenko, 280 meters away

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J: Alley in spring park

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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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