2 Likes

Kirh
Russia
Copyright: Master
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16000x8000
Uploaded: 17/05/2012
Updated: 10/10/2014
Views:

...


Tags: nature
comments powered by Disqus

Master
Kirh
Master
Sosnovka light
Master
Sosnovka
Master
coast
Master
green pond
Master
Yumsky Bor
Master
Rogozniki
Master
Galaschy leto
Master
bumblebee
Master
Grauwald
"alexander-karpov"
The Great river \ река Великая
"alexander-karpov"
The Monastery Yard
Willy Kaemena
Alex BRmz
Michael Pop
The Bicaz Dam / Barajul Bicaz
Claudio Lanconelli
Old Archives
Andrea Biffi
funivia di Pigra sul lago di Como
Claudio Lanconelli
Rimini Kite Festival
Jürgen Schrader
Waltenberger Haus
dieter kik
Spider in Spider s Web
Andrea Biffi
Diga sull'Adige a Mori
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Theater of Milet
Marek Szarejko
Ring of Kerry
Sergey Korotkov
Ridge Zuratkul
Jan Totzek
Programmierer Eismann It
Master
River
Master
Lake
Master
Морозные закаты
Master
Bridge
Master
Rock
Master
Bridge
Master
Над Зараменской пещерой
Master
У Атамановских озёр
Master
Memorial
Master
В снегу
Master
Most Pishma
Master
River
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.