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B: I

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C: Banana two years--Банану два года

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Banana two years

Banana two years--Банану два года

D: First Snow-Первый Снег

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First Snow

First Snow-Первый Снег

E: Kitchen-Кухня

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Kitchen-Кухня

F: Bedroom-Спальня

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Bedroom-Спальня

G: The Shower room booth!-Душевая кабина!

by Nogin Victor, 40 meters away

The Shower room booth!

The Shower room booth!-Душевая кабина!

H: Icy Dozhdi-2 Ледяной Дождь-2

by Nogin Victor, 40 meters away

Icy Dozhdi-2

Icy Dozhdi-2   Ледяной Дождь-2

I: The Icy Rain!-Ледяной Дождь!

by Nogin Victor, 40 meters away

The Icy Rain!

The Icy Rain!-Ледяной Дождь!

J: Krasnodar, Byt---Краснодар, Быт

by Nogin Victor, 40 meters away

Krasnodar, Byt---Краснодар, Быт

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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