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Ski Track
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Ski Track
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Ski Track
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Alekseevstreet
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Picnic near a spring
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Ski Track
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Ski Track
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Alekseevstreet
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Cycle Road
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Waterfall
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Waterfall
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Frosty Morning
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dessin
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Segovia - Aqueduct
Baja Explorer
Caesar's Restaurant, Tijuana
Pietro Madaschi
French Riviera: Saint-Paul de Vence - Folon Chapel
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French Riviera: Saint-Paul de Vence - Square with palm
A garden in Venice
Reiner Frach
Wutachschlucht Bild3
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Toledo - Calle Cardenal Cisneros
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Uscita Torre Grossa - San Gimignano
John Gore
Death Valley after Bush Fires near Kuruman
Konstantin Kretov
Apharwat mountain top
Rafal Tarnas
Crimea - Cliffs of the west coast
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Icy town 2013
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Church - Nissaki
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New year 2012
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Ukhta Settlers Museum
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Alekseevstreet
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Ukhta Airport
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Fountain
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Gurman
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The Village Of Ust Ligha River Ligha Boats
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winter crossing, the River Pechora
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The Leaning Tower Of Pisa
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Church Of The Epiphany Of The Lord
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.