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Ванна

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A: Комната-1

by Nogin Victor, less than 10 meters away

Комната-1

B: balkon

by Nogin Victor, 10 meters away

balkon

C: Балкон-ночь

by Nogin Victor, 10 meters away

Балкон-ночь

D: vanna

by Nogin Victor, 10 meters away

vanna

E: zal

by Nogin Victor, 10 meters away

zal

F: Taganrog School number 3-Таганрог Школа номер 3

by Nogin Victor, 120 meters away

Taganrog School number 3-Таганрог Школа номер 3

Taganrog School number 3-Таганрог Школа номер 3

G: Кухня!

by Nogin Victor, 220 meters away

Кухня!

H: El Skorpio

by Nogin Victor, 390 meters away

El Skorpio

El Skorpio

I: Taganrog

by Andrey Borovskiy, 3.0 km away

Taganrog

J:

by Maksim Loitarenko, 4.1 km away

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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