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A: Борисовка 8 "А", апрель 2014

by Simonyan Sergey, 2.3 km away

Борисовка 8 "А", апрель 2014

B: Вид из окна

by Simonyan Sergey, 2.4 km away

Вид из окна

C: Вот такой апрель 2014

by Simonyan Sergey, 2.5 km away

Вот такой апрель 2014

D: Parking near Auchan market

by Andrey Litvinov, 3.4 km away

Parking near Auchan market

E: Парк, Мытищи

by Simonyan Sergey, 4.0 km away

Парк, Мытищи

F: Парк, Мытищи

by Simonyan Sergey, 4.1 km away

Парк, Мытищи

G: Парк, Мытищи

by Simonyan Sergey, 4.4 km away

Парк, Мытищи

H: New bridge on Yauza

by Andrey Litvinov, 5.3 km away

New bridge on Yauza

I: Polyarnaya street

by Andrey Litvinov, 5.4 km away

Polyarnaya street

J: Chermyanskaya street

by Andrey Litvinov, 5.4 km away

Chermyanskaya street

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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