Kronverksky Strait
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Kronverksky Strait

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A: view from Mitninskaya naberezhnaya

by Якимов Денис, 240 meters away

Зимний вид с Мытнинской набережной на Стрелку Васильевского острова, на Петропавловку

view from Mitninskaya naberezhnaya

B: Embankment of the Neva River and divorced Palace bridge

by Dmitriy Krasko, 250 meters away

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Embankment of the Neva River and divorced Palace bridge

C: Zayachii Island

by Alex Maksiov, 310 meters away

Zayachii Island

D: Birzhevaya Square

by Alex Maksiov, 320 meters away

Birzhevaya Square

E: Strelka Vasilievskogo ostrova

by Якимов Денис, 330 meters away

Стрелка Васильевского острова, спуск к воде

Strelka Vasilievskogo ostrova

F: Zayachi Island

by Якимов Денис, 330 meters away

Вид с Петропавловки на Эрмитаж, Дворцовый мост, Биржевой мост, Стрелку Васильевского острова

Zayachi Island

G: bridge on Zayachy Island

by Якимов Денис, 360 meters away

Мост через Кронверкский пролив, вид на Стрелку Васильевского острова, на Заячий остров

bridge on Zayachy Island

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by Arshak Israelyan, 380 meters away

I: Strelka of Vasilievsky Island

by Sergey Zhurov, 380 meters away

The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, are significant examples of Greek Reviva...

Strelka of Vasilievsky Island

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, 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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