0 Likes

Вятка на Мокруше
Russia
Copyright: Loginovski Denis
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11694x5847
Taken: 20/04/2013
Uploaded: 20/04/2013
Updated: 28/08/2014
Views:

...


Tags: кирс; река; Вятка; kirs; viatka
comments powered by Disqus

Thomas Krueger
Macelli di Soziglia, Genoa
Nikos Giannakopoulos
Cholargos Hill
Emile Duijker
balcony in amsterdam
Nikos Giannakopoulos
Feneos - Saint George
Hans-Dieter Teschner
Welzheim Ostkastell
Roberto Scavino
Piazza San Carlo, «Voci nel silenzio»
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 03 of 13)
John Gore
Pool Hall in Gamalakhe Tintown
Thomas Krueger
Esterel Seaside, Côte d'Azur
yunzen liu
Hulunhu lake in hulunbuir Grasslands
John Gore
Tin House in Gamalakhe Tintown
Thomas Krueger
Spice Shop in the Souq, Aswan
More About 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 ChitaAlthough 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.