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Primorskaya

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The place where the Smolenka river flows into the Gulf of Finland.

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A: The mouth of the Smolenka

by Dmitriy Krasko, 50 meters away

The mouth of the Smolenka

B: Embankment of the river during the floods Smolenki in St. Petersburg.

by Dmitriy Krasko, 430 meters away

During a strong wind from the south-west the water level rises markedly in St. Petersburg and sometim...

Embankment of the river during the floods Smolenki in St. Petersburg.

D: by window

by Artem Moskalenko, 740 meters away

by window

E: The nose naval guns from cruiser "Kirov"

by Ivan Garanin, 830 meters away

The cruiser "Kirov" was commissioned in 1938 and became one of the most powerful ships of its class i...

The nose naval guns from cruiser "Kirov"

F: Morskaja naberezhnaja

by nikita kulanov, 860 meters away

Вид на морскую набержную с насыпи нового порта в западной части васильевского острова.

Morskaja naberezhnaja

G: Sunset on the Gulf of Finland.

by Dmitriy Krasko, 910 meters away

Sunset on the Gulf of Finland. Soon from the Gulf would be nothing left, now at the point where we al...

Sunset on the Gulf of Finland.

H: Автопортрет (Self portrait)

by Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 1.2 km away

Автопортрет (Self portrait)

I: White Night Party on Cruise

by Min Heo, 1.3 km away

White Night Party on Cruise

J: From the roof

by Boldovskiy Egor, 1.6 km away

From the roof

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, 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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