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Panoramic photo by Alexei Pesochnyi Taken 06:36, 26/01/2014 - Views loading...



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Nearby images in Russia


A: Kemerovo Soviet Square

by Andrey Shevchenko, 20 meters away

Kemerovo Soviet Square

B: the Sovetov Square

by Alexei Pesochnyi, 110 meters away

the Sovetov Square

C: Arch

by Andrey Korobov, 240 meters away


D: light angels

by Alexei Pesochnyi, 260 meters away

light angels

E: A.S.Pushkin monument in Kemerovo city

by Andrey Shevchenko, 290 meters away

A.S.Pushkin monument in Kemerovo city

F: Dvorik v centre

by Andrey Korobov, 310 meters away

Dvorik v centre

G: Chapel in honor of the Mother of God icon

by Artem Breslavskiy, 330 meters away

Chapel in honor of the Mother of God icon

H: Space communication station "Orbita"

by Alexei Pesochnyi, 360 meters away

Space communication station "Orbita"

J: Six hours after the war

by Alexei Pesochnyi, 370 meters away

Six hours after the war

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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