Monument to victims of Chernobyl
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Monument to victims of Chernobyl

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A: Near hotel Bryansk

by Aleksandr Mamonov, 550 meters away

Сбоку гостиницы Брянск

Near hotel Bryansk

B: Lenin's prospectus and hotel Bryansk

by Andrew Bond, 590 meters away

In the end of Lenin's prospectus hotel "Bryansk" near to which there is one of the most beautiful chu...

Lenin's prospectus and hotel Bryansk

C: Hotel Bryansk roof

by Aleksandr Mamonov, 600 meters away

С крыши гостиницы Брянск

Hotel Bryansk roof

D: On the Pokrovsk mountain

by Andrew Bond, 1.2 km away

Russia, Bryansk. April 2011.On the Pokrovsk mountain.The Gorno-Nikolskaya church and the house of Avr...

On the Pokrovsk mountain

E: kurgan_pl

by Aleksandr Mamonov, 1.3 km away

Площадь воинской славы на кургане

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F: kurgan

by Aleksandr Mamonov, 1.3 km away

Курган бессмертия

kurgan

G: kurgan_v

by Aleksandr Mamonov, 1.3 km away

Курган бессмертия изнутри

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H: On the mountain Pokrovskaya

by Andrew Bond, 1.4 km away

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On the mountain Pokrovskaya

I: In park

by Andrew Bond, 1.4 km away

In park

J: In Tolstoy's park

by Andrew Bond, 1.5 km away

In Tolstoy's park

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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