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A:

by Шубкин Сергей, less than 10 meters away

B:

by Шубкин Сергей, 50 meters away

C: Пл. Волкова, Знаменская башня

by Шубкин Сергей, 50 meters away

Пл. Волкова, Знаменская башня

D: Znamenskaya Tower

by Ivan Petrov, 70 meters away

Znamensky (Vlasevsky) tower — one of two remained towers of strengthenings of the Earthen city of Yar...

Znamenskaya Tower

E: Torgoviy Ryad

by Шубкин Сергей, 120 meters away

Torgoviy Ryad

F: Расстегаевъ

by Шубкин Сергей, 140 meters away

Удивительное место, где прошлое пересекается с будущим, где ритм большого города растворяется в тиши ...

Расстегаевъ

G: Расстегаевъ

by Шубкин Сергей, 140 meters away

Удивительное место, где прошлое пересекается с будущим, где ритм большого города растворяется в тиши ...

Расстегаевъ

H: площадь Волкова

by Шубкин Сергей, 150 meters away

площадь Волкова

J: Ул. Свободы, Власьевская аптека

by Шубкин Сергей, 170 meters away

Ул. Свободы, Власьевская аптека

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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