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A: Demidovsky Stolp

by Ivan Petrov, 40 meters away

Monument "to the Patron of education and the founder Demidovsky the higher sciences of school" to Pav...

Demidovsky Stolp

B: Демидовский сквер.

by Sergei Pautov, 80 meters away

Ярославль, панорама Демидовского сквера на площади Челюскинцев. С одной стороны фонтан и памятник П. ...

Демидовский сквер.

C: Вечный огонь.

by Sergei Pautov, 130 meters away

Памятник-монумент в честь боевой и трудовой славы ярославцев в годы Великой Отечественной войны 1941-...

Вечный огонь.

E: Весенний дворик

by Шубкин Сергей, 150 meters away

Весенний дворик

F: Площадь Челюскинцев, Вечный Огонь

by Шубкин Сергей, 170 meters away

Площадь Челюскинцев, Вечный Огонь

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by Шубкин Сергей, 170 meters away

H: The Monument is in honour of military and labour glory during the WW2.The Dormition Cathedral.

by Mikhail Dunaev, 180 meters away

The Monument is in honour of Yaroslavl’s military and labour glory during the Great Patriotic War of ...

The Monument is in honour of military and labour glory during the WW2.The Dormition Cathedral.

I: Stadium "Young Spartakovec"

by Andrey Strunin, 190 meters away

Stadium "Young Spartakovec"

J: Скверик у храма Ильи пророка

by Шубкин Сергей, 200 meters away

Скверик у храма Ильи пророка

This panorama was taken in Yaroslavl, 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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