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Instagram Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

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A: Lomowall at Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 10 meters away

Lomowall at Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

B: Larch trees in hoarfrost.

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 110 meters away

Larch trees in hoarfrost.

C: Tura river embankment. November.

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 440 meters away

Tura river embankment. November.

D: Tyumen Filrmony

by Kalinin Andrey, 490 meters away

Тюменская Областная Филармония

Tyumen Filrmony

E: TGU

by Kalinin Andrey, 510 meters away

Тюменский государственный университет

TGU

F: Institut Prava 1a

by Kalinin Andrey, 590 meters away

Institut Prava 1a

G: Square Siberian cats

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 600 meters away

Square Siberian cats became a birthday present Tumen Street Pervomayskaya . 12 kittens and cats sculp...

Square Siberian cats

H: Charity Photo Exhibition in the "Pioneer"

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 620 meters away

Charity Photo Exhibition in the "Pioneer"

I: Obl ADM

by Kalinin Andrey, 700 meters away

Obl ADM

J: Central square view on the Seat of Governor

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 710 meters away

  Central square view on the Seat of Governor and Monument to V.I. Lenin.   During the Russian Civil ...

Central square view on the Seat of Governor

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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