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В ботаническом саду Яро­славского педуниверситета  открыли памятник хоккеистам «Локомотива», погибшим 7 сентября 2011 года под Туношной. 17 спортсменов были питомцами (а некоторые ещё студентами) факультета физической культуры этого вуза.

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A: Planetarium in Yaroslavl

by Andrey Golubev, 310 meters away

Planetarium in Yaroslavl

B: Yaroslavl Planetarium at night with lights

by Andrey Strunin, 320 meters away

Yaroslavl Planetarium at night with lights

C: Ярославский планетарий (стройка)

by Шубкин Сергей, 330 meters away

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Ярославский планетарий (стройка)

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by Шубкин Сергей, 330 meters away

E: 001

by Шубкин Сергей, 360 meters away

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F: 002

by Шубкин Сергей, 360 meters away

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G: Панорама Ярославля

by Шубкин Сергей, 360 meters away

Панорама Ярославля

H: Панорама Ярославля

by Шубкин Сергей, 360 meters away

Панорама Ярославля

J: Church of a praise of the sacred Virgin

by Ivan Petrov, 390 meters away

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Church of a praise of the sacred Virgin

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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