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by alar73, 240 meters away

B:

by alar73, 300 meters away

C: Saint-Petersburg Udelniy park

by Renat Salimgareev, 420 meters away

Samyang MF 8mm

Saint-Petersburg Udelniy park

D: Udelny Park Winter 2010

by Vladimir Ivanov, 490 meters away

Udelny Park Winter 2010

E: Udelniy Park

by Vadim Kozlov, 610 meters away

Udelniy Park

F: Kolomyazhsky - Korolevo

by Vadim Kozlov, 1.2 km away

Kolomyazhsky - Korolevo

G: Udel`naya

by cmapuk-noxa6bl4, 1.2 km away

Udel`naya

H: p.t. Polykarpov

by Pavel Shchukin, 1.3 km away

Россия, Санкт-Петербург, ал. Поликарпова. Сферическая панорама 360. Геодезический пункт триангуляции ...

p.t. Polykarpov

I: Anticafe "Мечта ТВ"

by Renat Salimgareev, 1.6 km away

Антикафе "Мечта ТВ"

Anticafe "Мечта ТВ"

J: Chansin monument

by Vladimir Yakovlev, 1.7 km away

Gift from Korea republic in commemoration of 300 years of St. Petersburg.

Chansin monument

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, 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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