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A: Saint-Petersburg. Quay with sphinx on Malaya Nevka river.

by njifoo, less than 10 meters away

Malaya Nevka rivers is one of the branches of Neva river, in it's estuary when it comes through Saint...

Saint-Petersburg. Quay with sphinx on Malaya Nevka river.

B: Saint Petersburg city. Kamennoostrovsky bridge

by njifoo, 110 meters away

KAMENNOOSTROVSKY BRIDGE links Aptekarsky and Kamenny Islands along the Kamennoostrovsky Avenue over t...

Saint Petersburg city. Kamennoostrovsky bridge

C: Night view of Kamennoostrovsky Avenue

by Dmitriy Krasko, 360 meters away

Night view of Kamennoostrovsky Avenue. Road, filtering through a rare island of green in St. Petersbu...

Night view of Kamennoostrovsky Avenue

D: The Church Of The Nativity Of John The Baptist

by Alexey Klement, 400 meters away

The Church Of The Nativity Of John The Baptist

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by Arshak Israelyan, 440 meters away

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by Arshak Israelyan, 440 meters away

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by Arshak Israelyan, 440 meters away

H:

by Arshak Israelyan, 450 meters away

I: The Icon Vsetsaritsa

by Alexey Klement, 450 meters away

The Icon Vsetsaritsa

J: Bolshaya Nevka

by Salin Aleksandr, 470 meters away

Bolshaya Nevka

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, Russia

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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 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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