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Stone Town. Square.

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An array of Stone Town is cut deep, 8-12 m wide cracks from 1 to 8 m in north-south and in the east-west directions, which creates the illusion of deep, narrow perpendicular intersecting streets, lanes and alleys of the old ghost town.

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A: stone town in winter 2013

by Dmitri Shardakov, 10 meters away

stone town in winter 2013

B: Stone Town. View of Little Turtle.

by Евгений Орлов, 10 meters away

Stone Town. View of Little Turtle.

C: Stone Town. Street.

by Евгений Орлов, 20 meters away

In Stone Town, when you get there the first time, it is easy to get lost in the maze of narrow street...

Stone Town. Street.

D: stone town in winter

by Dmitri Shardakov, 30 meters away

stone town in winter

E: stone town in winter

by Dmitri Shardakov, 30 meters away

stone town in winter

F: Stone Town. Crossroads.

by Евгений Орлов, 40 meters away

Perm scientists believe that Stone Town is the mouth of an ancient river, a tributary of the Permian ...

Stone Town. Crossroads.

G: stone town in winter

by Dmitri Shardakov, 40 meters away

stone town in winter

H: Stone Town. Large Turtle. Rear view.

by Евгений Орлов, 50 meters away

Stone Town. Large Turtle. Rear view.

I: Stone Town. Entrance. Stone Arch.

by Евгений Орлов, 80 meters away

Stone Town saw a few. But those who got there, will never forget - sand sculptures created by nature,...

Stone Town. Entrance. Stone Arch.

J: Stone Town. Large Turtle.

by Евгений Орлов, 1.6 km away

 Large Turtle highest cliff in Stone Town. 

Stone Town. Large Turtle.

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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