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Pretty courtyard

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Pretty courtyard in on of the old streets of vasilevskiy island

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Usually, all spread photos of famous places associated with famous sights - museums, squares, palaces. I want to show the simple, but nonetheless interesting look place in St. Petersburg, its pretty old, its architecture, its spirit of St. Petersburg. What is not found on normal glossy promotional photos of guided tours

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A: Rainy Petersburg. Under the rain moknet recognition of love.

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B: The old arch, with a winch middle.

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C: The main staircase old apartment building

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F: Dragon in the courtyard

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G: 3 Line Vo

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H: Griffin's tower

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I: Чугунная лестница (An iron staircase)

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J: Final sailing regatta

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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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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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