Old church in Kolomenskoe - Moscow
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Old church in Kolomenskoe - Moscow

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A: Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist in a Moscow park Kolomna

by Sergey Кuznetsov, 20 meters away

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C: Kolomenskoe. Golosov ovrag

by Dmitriy Nauro Kuleshov, 100 meters away

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D: Park Kolomenskoe - Moscow

by Andrey Golubev, 120 meters away

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E: Park Kolomenskoe - Moscow

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F: Creek in Kolomenskoe - Moscow

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G: Spring in Kolomenskoe

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I: Kolomenskoe. Apple gardens

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J: Kolomenskoe

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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.

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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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