0 Likes

Kremlin in Nizhniy Novgorod
Russia
Copyright: Andrey Golubev
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Taken: 14/08/2011
Uploaded: 19/06/2013
Updated: 14/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: nizhniy novgorod; russia; kremlin; obelisk; monument; history; river; volga; square; flowerbed; summer
comments powered by Disqus

Dmitriy Krasko
The main staircase old apartment building
Calvin K McDonald
Crooked Lake, Sawtooth National Wilderness, Idaho, USA
Flyprod.aerial - Franck Marchand Maillet
Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval - Haute Savoie - By Flyprod
Alexander Ruttgers
empty land
Juan Jose Perez
Under the Eiffel Tower Paris, France
Arroz Marisco
The Ancient Salt Trade Route between Nepal and Tibet
Furman Artjem
Sunset at the beach in Polenovo
Juan Jose Perez
Holocaust Monument Berlin, Germany
bauer naturfoto
Genkingen talmuehle 01
Milan Toman - SpotOn s.r.o.
Malomerice freight train station
Martin Broomfield
View over Wakefield, Quebec
Maurizio Romano
Small island over the lake and a small blue floating house
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.