1 Like

Irkutsk-skver - kirova
Russia
Copyright: Ivan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10000x5000
Uploaded: 23/01/2010
Updated: 24/02/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

Владимир Соколов
Ks
Ivan
Irkutsk-cirk
Ivan
Irkutsk-cirk 2
Владимир Соколов
Gaidai
Владимир Соколов
Park of sculpturs
Владимир Соколов
S mosta
Владимир Соколов
Bulvar
Владимир Соколов
Abg
Alexey Bayfa
Moscow gate
Владимир Соколов
OLD BLOCK
Владимир Соколов
Old city 1
Владимир Соколов
Gasienda
Christopher Blake
Blithewold Bamboo Forest
Alejandro Gutierrez
Casa de los Azulejos
Andrew Usatyuk
Cathedral Square
Ramin Dehdashti
Masjed Ali - The Ali Mosque
Andrew Usatyuk
Geysers in Rotorua
Andrew Usatyuk
Tianfu Gong Temple
Ramin Dehdashti
The Azadi Tower at night
Thomas Humeau
Hanoi streets
ulysses m caronongan-imcs
Ski Dubai Ice Cave with Dragon Ice Carvings
Olavur Frederiksen www.faroephoto.com
Gasadalur
Andrew Usatyuk
Petronas towers
Ramin Dehdashti
Si-o-seh Pol at night
Ivan
Irkutsk Fontan
Ivan
Irkutsk-cirk
Ivan
Irkutsk-skver - kirova
Ivan
Shamanka
Ivan
Irkutsk-tank
Ivan
Irkutsk-cirk 2
More About 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 ChitaAlthough 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.