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Narthex
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Interior church of Saint John the Chrysostom Godenovo.
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The church of Saint John the Chrysostom Godenovo.
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Hram 9325 panorama
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Hram 9364 panorama
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Hram 9312 panorama
Spaso-Jakovlevsky monastery - Rostov Velikiy
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Спасо-Яковлевский Димитриев монастырь
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Спасо-Яковлевский Димитриев монастырь
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Спасо-Яковлевский Димитриев монастырь
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Гостиница "Усадьба Плешанова"
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Гостиница "Усадьба Плешанова"
John Willetts ARPS
Bossiney Haven, Cornwall
Jürgen Schrader
oberammergau
Adam Czapla
Cracow, the Main Square - night tour
Willy Kaemena
Machu Picchu
Neil Creek
The Milky Way Over Goulburn Weir
Martin Broomfield
Tukang Gorengan, Street Food, Kota Station, Jakarta
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Traditional Water Reservoirs
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Stephan Messner
Flood at river Elbe at january 2011
J.W.A.A. Wils André
Kunstwerk Magrieten in Rijen
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Harireh Historical city
Willy Kaemena
Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
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Golden Knight
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Corner of Rozena and Kramu Street
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Andalusia patio
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archaeological remains in Sochi
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Left Cube Equi
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Museum of baron Munсhausen
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Concert palace music
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Seaport
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221b Baker Street in Riga
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Jauniela
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Tower
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Automobile bridge
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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.