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Anton Tsarkov
Svadba Na Dache. Den vtoroi
Anton Fomchenko
Carousel in Avtozavodsky park
Dmitriy (dimfoto)
Botanical garden 001
Dmitriy (dimfoto)
Botanical garden 003
Dmitriy (dimfoto)
Botanical garden 002
Alexey Polyakov
Airport airplane AH-26
Alexey Polyakov
Museum_Locomotive
Anton Tsarkov
Derevyannyi dom nomer 1 na ulice Krasnozvezdnaya
Anton Tsarkov
Iron Roads
Anton Tsarkov
Streetcar
Anton Tsarkov
Apocalyptic studies. Part 2
Anton Tsarkov
Construction On Vorovskogo street - Wasteland
Daniel Christaldi
Farley Hill ruins (in color)
AirPano.ru
Penguins, South Georgia Island
Евгений Орлов
Chusovaya. Learn to Fly 2.
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Inside a field of sugar cane
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Shandong Rongcheng China's "Cape of Good Hope"——Chengshantou
Rafal Tarnas
Crimea - Cliffs of the west coast
Spencer Wynn
STARBUCKS SNOWSTORM
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Carpet Repair Workshop
Rico Riedi
Treppe By Night
Andrew Bodrov
Mars Panorama - Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 177
Lehel Lokodi
The River Someș/Szamos, Cluj-Napoca
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* Eram Garden Shiraz *
Anton Tsarkov
Balcony Nizhny Novgorod Drama
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Parter Nijegorodskogo teatra dramy
Anton Tsarkov
Oymapinar Dam-Right
Anton Tsarkov
Apocalyptic studies. Part 2
Anton Tsarkov
Ploschad Minina I Pojarskogo
Anton Tsarkov
St. George Street Congress - Aurora
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Streetcar
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Kinoteatr Oktyabr
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Rojdestvenskaya Fireshow
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More About 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 ChitaAlthough 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.