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Kremlin, Novgorod Philharmonic concert hall, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

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A: St.Sophia Cathedral, Clock-tower, Veliky Novgorod 2010

by Alexandr U.F. DarkStar, 60 meters away

St.Sophia Cathedral, Clock-tower, Veliky Novgorod 2010

B: The Kremlin square of Veliky Novgorod

by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 60 meters away

THE KREMLIN Or Detinets as it was called in ancient times, is the heart of the city. Through centurie...

The Kremlin square of Veliky Novgorod

C: Kremlin, park, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

by Alexandr U.F. DarkStar, 70 meters away

Kremlin, park, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

D: Kremlin, Eternal Flame Memorial, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

by Alexandr U.F. DarkStar, 70 meters away

Kremlin, Eternal Flame Memorial, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

G: Kremlin, Novgorod State Museum, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

by Alexandr U.F. DarkStar, 120 meters away

Kremlin, Novgorod State Museum, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

H: Kremlin park, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

by Alexandr U.F. DarkStar, 130 meters away

Kremlin park, Veliky Novgorod, 2010

I: Great Novgorod. Kremlin. The Cathedral of St. Sophia. Interior (2009)

by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 130 meters away

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Great Novgorod. Kremlin. The Cathedral of St. Sophia. Interior (2009)

J: St.Sophia Cathedral, Veliky Novgorod 2010

by Alexandr U.F. DarkStar, 140 meters away

St.Sophia Cathedral, Veliky Novgorod 2010

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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