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Икона–рама к иконе «Богоматерь Ярославская» изображает князей Василия и Константина, которые как бы несут святыню в торжественном крестном ходе. Над ними – земной шар, а на нем, как высшее творение – Успенский собор. Иконописец Иван Смирнов, в 1803 году создавая этот образ, воспринимал Ярославль как апофеоз земного мира.

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A: Успенский собор

by Шубкин Сергей, 10 meters away

Один из значимых объектов города Ярославля,  возрождающийся Успенский собор. Значимых не только в пла...

Успенский собор

B:

by Шубкин Сергей, 20 meters away

C: Historical center of Yaroslavl city

by Viktor N, 30 meters away

Historical center of Yaroslavl city

D: Успенский собор в Ярославле

by Шубкин Сергей, 50 meters away

Успенский собор в Ярославле

E: Monument to Saint Trinity

by Andrey Golubev, 50 meters away

Monument to Saint Trinity

F: The Dormition Cathedral

by Mikhail Dunaev, 60 meters away

The Dormition Cathedral in the 18th-20th centuries was a cathedral temple of the Yaroslavl-Rostov bis...

The Dormition Cathedral

G: Ярославль Стрелка.

by Sergei Pautov, 100 meters away

Вид на набережную при впадении реки Которосль в реку Волгу. И на востонавливаемый Успенский собор.

Ярославль Стрелка.

I: Assumption Cathedral

by Andrey Golubev, 140 meters away

Assumption Cathedral

J: Embankment of Volga river

by Andrey Golubev, 140 meters away

Embankment of Volga river

This panorama was taken in Yaroslavl, Russia

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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.

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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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