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

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A: Pushkinskaya Nahichevansky Rostovi

by Vinichenko Olga, 40 meters away

Pushkinskaya Nahichevansky Rostovi

B: Pushkinskaya street, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 80 meters away

Pushkinskaya street, Rostov-on-Don

C: Nahichevansky street, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 110 meters away

Nahichevansky street, Rostov-on-Don

D: Pushkinskaya hostel RGMU Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 160 meters away

Pushkinskaya hostel RGMU Rostov

E: Pushkin Street, Rostov-on-Don

by Sergi March, 180 meters away

The center of Rostov-on-Don is located c. 1076 km (2006) southeast from Moscow. It is situated to the...

Pushkin Street, Rostov-on-Don

F: Pushkinska-Tetralnyi Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 210 meters away

Pushkinska-Tetralnyi Rostov-on-Don

G: Artdecor-Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 280 meters away

Artdecor-Rostov-on-Don

H: Rotonda Rostov 1 may park

by Vinichenko Olga, 310 meters away

Rotonda Rostov 1 may park

I: Revolution park amusements

by S.Evgeniy, 330 meters away

Revolution park amusements

J: 1 may park

by S.Evgeniy, 340 meters away

1 may park

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