Mira street. Аллея на улице Мира.
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Mira street. Аллея на улице Мира.

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Severoural'sk is a small town located 512 km (318 miles) north of Yekaterinburg. Geographically Severoural'sk is sited on the Eastern slope of the Northern Urals, on the banks of rivers Vagran and Kolonga. The town is surrounded by mines and settlements. The foundation of Severouralsk was connected with the foundation of Petropavlovskiy iron foundry factory.

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B: Railway station Severoural`sk pass

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Railway station Severoural`sk pass

C: Capsule of time

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 510 meters away

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Capsule of time

D: Fountain on "Peace Square"

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 550 meters away

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Fountain on "Peace Square"

E: Severouralsk children's art school

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 760 meters away

Severouralsk children's art school

F: Сarrousel in the yard on Molodezhnaya street

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 790 meters away

Сarrousel in the yard on Molodezhnaya street

G: Great grandmothers home 2

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 860 meters away

Great grandmothers home 2

H: Great grandmothers home

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 870 meters away

Дом моих прадедушки и прабабушки.

Great grandmothers home

I: Monument to soldiers-internationalists, who died in Afghanistan

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 870 meters away

monument to soldiers-internationalists, who died in Afghanistan

Monument to soldiers-internationalists, who died in Afghanistan

J: Severoural`sk, Mayakovskogo street, dvor

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 1.1 km away

Severoural`sk, Mayakovskogo street, dvor

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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