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Антон Фадеев
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Шабровский пруд (зима) - 1
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Карьер Старая Линза - 3
Anton Fadeev
Карьер Старая Линза - 1
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Карьер Старая Линза - 2
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Quiver tree forest
Kudo Kenji Photograph
妙心寺 退蔵院 水琴窟-Taizoin Zen Buddhist Temple, Suikinkutsu,Kyoto.
Paul Linden
Namo Buddha Stupa
Isaac Martínez
Design Miami 2012 during Art Basel Miami Beach
Pascal Moulin
Galeries du cloître de Cadouin - France
Paul Linden
Thrangu Tashi Choling monastery main Building
Marcio Cabral
Cafe del Oriente Restaruant
Andrew Bodrov
Carrier Rocket Proton-M on the launch pad
Willy Kaemena
Vienna - Graben - 2012
Andrew Bodrov
Launch Site: Baikonur, Pad 81, Launcher 24
Andrew Bodrov
Carrier Rocket Proton-M on the launch pad
Paul Linden
Bandipur Night View
Anton Fadeev
Razrezy
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Шабровский пруд (зима) - 1
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Ryabinovka 3
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Znamenka
Антон Фадеев
Night in Oktyabr'skiy
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mountain Bessonova - 2
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dam
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damp in Nikolskoe
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Церковь Николая Чудотворца
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Plant
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Ice City 2012 - 2
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.