Pushkinskaya street Rostov-on-Don
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Pushkinskaya street Rostov-on-Don

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don

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A: Zags, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 180 meters away

Zags, Rostov-on-Don

B: Cinema Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 400 meters away

Cinema Rostov

C: Fountain in Pokrovsky garden

by S.Evgeniy, 400 meters away

Fountain in Pokrovsky garden

D: Krasnormeyskaya Kirovsky Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 410 meters away

Krasnormeyskaya Kirovsky Rostov

E: Monument empress Ekaterina Petrovna

by S.Evgeniy, 470 meters away

Monument empress Ekaterina Petrovna

F: Fountain

by S.Evgeniy, 490 meters away

Fountain

G: White theatre Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 550 meters away

White theatre Rostov-on-Don

H: hotel Intourist

by S.Evgeniy, 580 meters away

hotel Intourist

I: Artdecor-Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 620 meters away

Artdecor-Rostov-on-Don

J: Sokolova-Krasnoarmeskaya street, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 620 meters away

Sokolova-Krasnoarmeskaya street, Rostov-on-Don

This panorama was taken in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don, Russia

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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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