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Hello, Stavropol!

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A: Krepostnaya gorka

by Petr Pletnyakov, 130 meters away

Krepostnaya gorka

B: Площадь у Солдата

by Sergey Chernov, 140 meters away

Защитник города Ставрополь

Площадь у Солдата

C: NULEVOY KILOMETR (Kilometre Zero)

by Petr Pletnyakov, 410 meters away

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NULEVOY KILOMETR (Kilometre Zero)

D: Autumn in Stavropol

by Petr Pletnyakov, 420 meters away

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Autumn in Stavropol

E: Новогодние украшения Газпром Трансгаз Ставрополь

by Sergey Chernov, 470 meters away

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Новогодние украшения Газпром Трансгаз Ставрополь

F: Angel, of Stavropol

by Ludmila Diatchenko, 550 meters away

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Angel,  of Stavropol

G: Pushkin monument

by Petr Pletnyakov, 610 meters away

Pushkin monument

H: Площадь у Ангела

by Sergey Chernov, 620 meters away

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Площадь у Ангела

I: Центральный парк

by Sergey Chernov, 650 meters away

Центральный парк города Ставрополь

Центральный парк

J: Stavropol Spring Time

by Petr Pletnyakov, 700 meters away

Tulips of differrent colors, during spring time in Stavropol. April is one of month with most comfort...

Stavropol Spring Time

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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