Palace Embankment
Share
mail
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Sergey Zhurov EXPERT Taken 22:12, 26/11/2008 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Palace Embankment

The World > Europe > Russia > St. Petersburg

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in St. Petersburg

map

A:

by Serge Vorobiev, 20 meters away

B: Embankment near The State Hermitage Museum

by Ivan Garanin, 80 meters away

Embankment near The State Hermitage Museum

C: Вид с Дворцового моста в Петербурге

by Koshelev, 120 meters away

Вид на Петропавловский собор, Биржу на Васильевском острове, Зимний дворец - Эрмитаж, Адмиралтейство....

Вид с Дворцового моста в Петербурге

D: Garden of Winter Palace, Petersburg

by Vladimir Georgievskiy, 140 meters away

he Winter Palace (Russian: Зимний дворец) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the of...

Garden of Winter Palace, Petersburg

E: Hermitage. Jordan Staircase. Эрмитаж. Иорданская лестница

by Koshelev, 140 meters away

Парадной лестнице - блестящему шедевру барокко - отводилась важнейшая роль. Гости императоров, послы ...

Hermitage. Jordan Staircase.  Эрмитаж. Иорданская лестница

F: Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University

by Gennadii Afonin, 150 meters away

Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University (Санкт-Петербургский государственный педиатрическ...

Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University

G: Winter Palace

by Sergey Zhurov, 150 meters away

Winter Palace

H: Neva-river-Peterburg

by Vladimir Georgievskiy, 150 meters away

The embankment of Peterburg: splendid view of Neva river with its fountains, vessels, lines of Zimniy...

Neva-river-Peterburg

I: Palace Bridge

by Ivan Garanin, 180 meters away

"Palace Bridge (Russian: Дворцо́вый мост, Dvortsoviy Most) is a road traffic and foot bascule bridge ...

Palace Bridge

J: Hermitage courtyard

by Koshelev, 180 meters away

Courtyard of the Winter palace (architect G.F.Rastrelli, 18 centuries). Enters into a complex of buil...

Hermitage courtyard

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, 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.

Share this panorama