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Monument to soldiers-internationalists on Poklonnaya Hill

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A: Monument to the Anti-Hitlerite Coalition Countries

by Artem Ryazanov, 450 meters away

Monument to the Anti-Hitlerite Coalition Countries

C: Moscow, Memory Fire on Poklonnaya Hill

by Artem Ryazanov, 710 meters away

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D: Stele. Victory Park. Moscow.

by Alexander Zhivitsky, 740 meters away

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E: Poklonnaya mountain

by Artem Ryazanov, 800 meters away

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F: Victory_Park_in_Moscow

by Mikhail Muryy, 900 meters away

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G: V-day 2006. Park Pobedy (Victory Park).

by Andrey Ilyin, 1.0 km away

Poklonnaya Gora - another traditional place where people gather to celebrate V-day.

V-day 2006. Park Pobedy (Victory Park).

H: Poklonnaya Hill, St. George's Church

by Artem Ryazanov, 1.1 km away

Poklonnaya Hill, St. George's Church

I: my multi-storeyed "hen-coop"

by Ruben Karapetyan, 1.1 km away

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J: Winter. Sledding.

by Andrey Ilyin, 1.4 km away

Winter turns Poklonnaya Gora into a popular place for sledding.

Winter. Sledding.

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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