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A: Musician in the corridor

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 10 meters away

Musician in the corridor

B: Perm. Church of St. George

by Евгений Орлов, 290 meters away

Perm sometimes pleasantly surprised. This section of the street on October 25 always seemed a hopeles...

Perm. Church of St. George

C: Perm. Business center "Avant-garde".

by Евгений Орлов, 310 meters away

One of the attractions of the street on October 25 was the building of business center "Vanguard", de...

Perm. Business center "Avant-garde".


by Serge Vorobiev, 330 meters away

E: Perm. House on the street. Maxim Gorky 77a.

by Евгений Орлов, 470 meters away

A very good example of the so-called "infill development." Architects Shamarin Sergei and Vladimir Ko...

Perm. House on the street. Maxim Gorky 77a.

F: Houses Revolition

by Timofey Dubrovskikh, 560 meters away

Houses Revolition

G: Halo, monument and pigeons near quenchless flame

by Mikhail Nagaitsev, 620 meters away

Sorry, only in Russian.

Halo, monument and pigeons near quenchless flame

J: Perm. Residential complex "Victoria". (4)

by Евгений Орлов, 850 meters away

Perm. Residential complex "Victoria".Exterior view of the Revolution. This place will soon be transfo...

Perm. Residential complex "Victoria". (4)

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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