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Panoramic photo by S.Evgeniy EXPERT Taken 13:46, 15/08/2009 - Views loading...

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Monument warrior-internationale

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don

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A: Park Pleven fountain

by S.Evgeniy, 140 meters away

Park Pleven fountain

B: Polyana Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 180 meters away

Polyana Rostov-on-Don

C: Park Pleven

by S.Evgeniy, 290 meters away

Park Pleven

D: Monument of friendship

by S.Evgeniy, 370 meters away

Monument of friendship

E: Komunisticheskii street, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 590 meters away

Komunisticheskii street, Rostov-on-Don

F: Dolphinarium

by S.Evgeniy, 680 meters away

Dolphinarium

G: School 60 Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 1.1 km away

School 60 Rostov-on-Don

H: Michurin street, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 1.2 km away

Michurin street, Rostov-on-Don

I: 5 Roddom Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 2.1 km away

5 Roddom Rostov

J: Vavilon Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 2.5 km away

Vavilon Rostov

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don, 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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