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Nearby images in Russia


A: Road to Ozerki. Winter.

by dmitry-o-belov, 20 meters away

Road to Ozerki. Winter.

B: "Matera" aka "Bald glade"

by dmitry-o-belov, 2.1 km away

"Matera" aka "Bald glade"

C: Sholpinskoe Lake

by dmitry-o-belov, 2.2 km away

Sholpinskoe Lake

D: On the shore of the swamp

by dmitry-o-belov, 4.6 km away

On the shore of the swamp

E: The central area of ​​the Ustie-Kubenskoe

by dmitry-o-belov, 8.2 km away

The central area of ​​the Ustie-Kubenskoe retained its image of the XIX century. It is decorated with...

The central area of ​​the Ustie-Kubenskoe

F: On the way to Shera's floodgate

by dmitry-o-belov, 14.5 km away

The dirt road to the floodgate on the River. Sukhona, near the village of Shera (Sokolsky District, V...

On the way to Shera's floodgate

G: Spas-Kamen

by Aleksy Kirilovskiy, 16.5 km away


H: River Kubena at village Sibla

by dmitry-o-belov, 26.4 km away

River Kubena at village Sibla

I: Semigorodnyaya Railway Station

by dmitry-o-belov, 28.2 km away

Semigorodnyaya Railway Station

J: Church of Elijah the Prophet

by dmitry-o-belov, 28.3 km away

Church of Elijah the Prophet at Kadnikov, Sokolsky District. Playground bell at sunset.The Church of ...

Church of Elijah the Prophet

This panorama was taken in 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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