Evening fog (Great Novgorod) (2009)
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Panoramic photo by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 23:46, 05/08/2009 - Views loading...

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Evening fog (Great Novgorod) (2009)

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A: Unfinished railway Orel - Saint-Petersburg (1916)

by Mikhail Krivyy, 120 meters away

Unfinished railway Orel - Saint-Petersburg (1916)

B: Novgorod. Rurikovo Gorodische.

by Lev Trusov, 310 meters away

Church of the Annunciation at Gorodishche (1103, 1343, destroyed in 1941) novgorod.ru 

Novgorod. Rurikovo Gorodische.

C: Ruins. (Great Novgorod) (2009)

by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 360 meters away

Ruins. (Great Novgorod) (2009)

D: Great Novgorod. Excavation. (2009)

by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 400 meters away

Great Novgorod. Excavation. (2009)

E: wooden architecture

by Ozerov Andrey, 1.3 km away

wooden architecture

F: Museum of wooden architecture. Stone. (Great Novgorod) (2009)

by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 1.3 km away

Museum of wooden architecture. Stone. (Great Novgorod) (2009)

H: Granary-corners. The village of Ygli. Early 20th century.

by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 1.4 km away

Granary-corners. The village of Ygli. Early 20th century.

I: Yur'ev Monastery (Novgorod)

by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 1.4 km away

Yur'ev Monastery (Novgorod)

J: Museum of wooden architecture. Church. 5. (Great Novgorod) (2009)

by Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin, 1.5 km away

Museum of wooden architecture. Church. 5. (Great Novgorod) (2009)

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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