Hall of the Eco-Conference
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Hall of the Eco-Conference

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A: Cocktail reception at the Eco-Conference

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 10 meters away

Cocktail reception at the Eco-Conference

B: Street of St. Petersburg

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 50 meters away

Street of St. Petersburg

C: Monument to Ahmatova

by Andrey Golubev, 650 meters away

Monument to Ahmatova

D: Akhmatova

by Aleksey Zabelin, 660 meters away

пямятник Ахматовой ул. Восстания, 8, г. Санкт-Петербург, 191025 (Гимназия № 209)

Akhmatova

E: Rebellion Square

by Andrey Golubev, 730 meters away

Rebellion Square

F: Garden Pavlovsky Institute

by Salin Aleksandr, 770 meters away

Garden Pavlovsky Institute

G: Portrait-graffiti Viktor Tsoi

by Salin Aleksandr, 770 meters away

Portrait-graffiti Viktor Tsoi

H: Conference room in Bercut company

by Sergey Erushin, 960 meters away

The conference room in Bercut company. Saint-Petarsburg, Russia. Photographed on 7 June 2012.Bercut i...

Conference room in Bercut company

I: Mayakovskyi

by Aleksey Zabelin, 970 meters away

Mayakovskyi

J: vmesto

by Michael Supercolor, 970 meters away

vmesto

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, 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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