0 Likes

In the middle of the Colonnade - Kazanska Cathedral - Sankt Peterburg - Russia
St. Petersburg
comments powered by Disqus

Koshelev
Казанский собор в Петербурге. Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg
Igor Leontyev
Kazan hdr
Serge Vorobiev
2009 filtered 1
Yuriy Filatov
Kazanskij sobor
Özgür Örsoğlu
Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Timofey Dubrovskikh
The Kazan Cathedral
Ivan Garanin
Kazan Cathedral (Kazanskiy Kafedralniy Sobor)
Özgür Örsoğlu
Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg
Oleg Lobanov
Казанский собор
Koshelev
Сквер перед Казанским собором в Петербурге. Square in front of Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
Igor Leontyev
Kazan2
Ivan Garanin
Nevskiy 26
Marcio Cabral
Blue Spring
yunzen liu
Sichuan UNESCO World Heritage Jiuzhai Valley National Park——Five flowers lake
Yasushi Kishimoto
Dsc07472l Panorama
Marc Sans
collégiale st andré: L'homme nouveau
Matthias Kunze
Mercado Mariscal Caceres
Uwe Buecher
Tazacorte - Banana Plantation
Pietro Madaschi
Milan: Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II during Xmas (Natale)
John Roberts
Above the Inversion, Red Butte, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries
Obviously, my job is boring...
Markus Kaeppeli
Switzerland Zug Sunset
mantas talmantas
things waiting for a move
Studio Mambeau - Martijn Baudoin
Dutch Windmill level 2
Sergej Esnault
Karaite wooden houses in Trakai - Lithuania
Sergej Esnault
Podvečerné Hviezdoslavovo námestie - Dolný Kubín - Slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Square with gate Bab al-Yaman in Sana'a - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Fortress of Carcassonne - Aude - Languedoc-Roussillon - France
Sergej Esnault
Rimsko katolicky kostol v dolnom hricove
Sergej Esnault
Jieyin Dian temple - Mount Emei - Sichuan - China
Sergej Esnault
Interiér vodného mlyna na Malom Dunaji - Jelka - Slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Ancient cistern in Ḩabābah - Yemen
Sergej Esnault
Kostolecká tiesňava so skalným previsom - Slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Dom v Sipkove so zahradou - Slovakia
Sergej Esnault
Arcidiocesi di Pisa - Italy
Sergej Esnault
Cathédrale Sainte-Marie d'Auch - Auch - France
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.