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A: Фонтан в городском сквере

by Владимир Доброхотов, 40 meters away

Фонтан в городском сквере

B: Берёзовая роща в сквере

by Владимир Доброхотов, 90 meters away

Берёзовая роща в сквере

C: Городской сквер

by Владимир Доброхотов, 120 meters away

Городской сквер

D: Осенняя городская ярмарка

by Владимир Доброхотов, 130 meters away

Осенняя городская ярмарка

E: Дом учёных ЦАГИ

by Владимир Доброхотов, 140 meters away

Дом учёных ЦАГИ

F: Исторический "Пятый дом"

by Владимир Доброхотов, 140 meters away

Исторический "Пятый дом"

G: Дворец культуры

by BAKSS BAKSS, 140 meters away

Дворец культуры

H: Похороны экипажа самолёта Sukhoi Super Jet 100

by Владимир Доброхотов, 160 meters away

Похороны экипажа самолёта Sukhoi Super Jet 100 разбившегося в Индонезии 9 мая 2012 года.

Похороны экипажа самолёта Sukhoi Super Jet 100

I: Весенняя высадка цветов на городской площади

by Владимир Доброхотов, 180 meters away

Весенняя высадка цветов на городской площади

J: Сквер

by BAKSS BAKSS, 180 meters away


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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