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Mitiya
eternal flame
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День победы
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Ле Пластисьен Волан 3
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Лазерное Шоу
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Благовест
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Благовест 1
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Вечный огонь
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Благовест
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Благовест 2
Alexandr Khvostov
9-th May
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Ледовый Дом Архангела
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Уличные театры
ALBANI RAMOS
FONTE DA MÃE D'AGUA
Pavel Bogdanov
Zmeika mountain in winter
Francesco Favalesi
Morning winter at Pietra Perduca
Zibo Wei
Kyaikhtiyo
Toni Garbasso
Marsala fish market
Tom Sadowski
Great Falls Balloon Festival 2010 in Lewiston and Auburn Maine, USA
Bernd Kronmueller
Afon Glaslyn (or a little stream nearby), Snowdonia
Johannes Span
Rattenberger Advent1
Bernd Kronmueller
Dinorwic slate quarry
Evgeny Efimov
Boracay waterfront, Philippines
Tina Gauer & Oli Burle - www.360tourist.net
Lagoon sunset in Taba Heights, Egypt
Martin Broomfield
Reclining Buddha Cave Temple Dambulla, Sri Lanka
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Sky
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Реболда
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Митинг на задворках
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памятник АПЛ Курск
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радуга Архангельск
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Под Колокольней
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Привокзальный район
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Court Yard
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New Dvinsky Fortress
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Ля Банда дю док
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Школьная площадка
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Сиента Ла Кабеса 1
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.