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A: 2014 04 27 12 33 25 Stitch

by OSOB, 80 meters away

2014 04 27 12 33 25 Stitch

B:

by OSOB, 240 meters away

C:

by OSOB, 520 meters away

D: Divnogorsk city

by Dmitry Yurlagin, 930 meters away

Divnogorsk city

E: Divnogorsk viewpoint

by Dmitry Yurlagin, 990 meters away

Divnogorsk viewpoint

F: divnogosk

by andrey air_man, 2.2 km away

divnogosk

G: Divnogorsk

by andrey air_man, 3.2 km away

Divnogorsk

H: 2014 04 27 13 18 32 Stitch

by OSOB, 5.5 km away

2014 04 27 13 18 32 Stitch

I: Krasnoyarsk: Dam

by Alexey Tsepelev, 5.6 km away

The Krasnoyarsk Dam is a 124-metre (407 ft) high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisey River ab...

Krasnoyarsk: Dam

J: Krasnoyarsk Dam: Ship Elevator

by Alexey Tsepelev, 6.1 km away

The dam is equipped with a canal inclined plane to allow passage of ships. Different from other insta...

Krasnoyarsk Dam: Ship Elevator

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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