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Narcissus Fountain

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A: Царицын остров

by Nadezhda Ivanyugina, 10 meters away

Царицын павильон на острове Ольгиного пруда,(названного в честь дочери Николая I), в Колонистском пар...

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B: In the garden on the Tsaritsyn Island

by Alexey Klement, 40 meters away

In the garden on the Tsaritsyn Island

C: Tsaritsyn Island

by Alexey Klement, 80 meters away

Tsaritsyn Island

D: Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Petrodvorets

by Sergi March, 210 meters away

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E: sobor Petra i Pavla 2

by Nadezhda Ivanyugina, 240 meters away

sobor Petra i Pavla 2

F: sobor Petra i Pavla 1

by Nadezhda Ivanyugina, 300 meters away

sobor Petra i Pavla 1

H: The Garden, Peterhof

by Igor Leontyev, 850 meters away

The Garden, Peterhof

I: The Big Palace, Peterhof

by Igor Leontyev, 880 meters away

The Big Palace, Peterhof

J: Roman Fountain - Petergof Palace

by Min Heo, 910 meters away

Roman Fountain - Petergof Palace

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, Russia

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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.

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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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