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Moscow State University

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A: MSU, Monument to Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov

by Artem Ryazanov, 90 meters away

MSU, Monument to Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov

B: Moscow State University.Winter.

by Lev Trusov, 120 meters away

Moscow State University.Winter.

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by Anton Grinevskiy, 140 meters away

D: Розовый зал ГЗ МГУ им. Ломоносова

by Alexander Kalashnikoff, 180 meters away

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Розовый зал ГЗ МГУ им. Ломоносова

E: Rotunda in Moscow University main building

by Dontsov Evgeny, 230 meters away

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Rotunda in Moscow University main building

G: MSU building side2 hi-res

by Markus Wolf, 270 meters away

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MSU building side2 hi-res

H: Lomonosov Moscow State University

by asd qwe, 310 meters away

Lomonosov Moscow State University

I: Moscow State University

by Artem Ryazanov, 360 meters away

Moscow State University

J: Scientific library of the Moscow State University

by Artem Ryazanov, 370 meters away

Scientific library of the Moscow State University

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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