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A: Akhmatova

by Aleksey Zabelin, 530 meters away

пямятник Ахматовой ул. Восстания, 8, г. Санкт-Петербург, 191025 (Гимназия № 209)

Akhmatova

B: Monument to Ahmatova

by Andrey Golubev, 540 meters away

Monument to Ahmatova

C: Sankt-Peterburg,Kirochnaya str.Петербург ул Кирочная между пр.Чернышевского и Литейным проспектом

by Churbanov Yakov, 610 meters away

St. Petersburg, St. Kirochnaya between pr.Chernyshevskogo and Liteiny pr.2010  Санкт-Петербург, ул Ки...

Sankt-Peterburg,Kirochnaya str.Петербург ул Кирочная между пр.Чернышевского и Литейным проспектом

D: St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy

by Aleksey Zabelin, 640 meters away

St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy

E: Kirochnaya 24, St. Petersburg

by Aleksey Bordeckiy, 660 meters away

Apartment house Julian Borisovich Tank, St. Petersburg.

Kirochnaya 24, St. Petersburg

F: SPB Liteyniy 61 (yards-wells)

by Arhphoto.ru, 710 meters away

SPB Liteyniy 61 (yards-wells)

G: Landing Stage

by Alexandr Suslov, 750 meters away

Landing Stage

H: They Live We Sleep.. Wake Up!

by Aleksey Bordeckiy, 790 meters away

They Live We Sleep.. Wake Up!

I: They Live We Sleep

by Aleksey Bordeckiy, 790 meters away

You look like a man who is surprised nothing , considering what is happening and going to bed believi...

They Live We Sleep

J: Вид с кровли отеля Коринтия

by Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 820 meters away

Съёмка во время проведения полевых работ.

Вид с кровли отеля Коринтия

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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