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Pano 20130328 120339

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A: Bricks

by ALEKSANDR LEVI, 180 meters away

Bricks

B: second line 41

by Aleksey Zabelin, 250 meters away

second line 41

C: View of the busy street from the roof

by Dmitriy Krasko, 740 meters away

View of the busy street from the building. Time evening and all around in a hurry to work. Just a lit...

View of the busy street from the roof

D: University ITMO

by Aleksey Zabelin, 830 meters away

The National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.

University ITMO

E: Dragon in the courtyard

by Dmitriy Krasko, 890 meters away

Since her childhood loved to play and lazat on the dragon. Who did it and when - I do not know, but h...

Dragon in the courtyard

F: 3 Line Vo

by Aleksey Zabelin, 910 meters away

3 Line Vo

G: Pretty courtyard

by Dmitriy Krasko, 1.0 km away

Pretty courtyard in on of the old streets of vasilevskiy island ==== Usually, all spread photos of fa...

Pretty courtyard

H: Rainy Petersburg. Under the rain moknet recognition of love.

by Dmitriy Krasko, 1.0 km away

Morning rain May. On asphalt someone wrote a declaration of love in chalk, and asked for forgiveness ...

Rainy Petersburg. Under the rain moknet recognition of love.

I: Griffin's tower

by Aleksey Zabelin, 1.0 km away

Griffin's tower

J: The old arch, with a winch middle.

by Dmitriy Krasko, 1.1 km away

The old arch, with a winch middle. Now it is a dwelling house, all that remains of history - a lever ...

The old arch, with a winch middle.

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.

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