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Temple of Sun

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Nearby images in Russia


A: Koz'i skaly

by Oleg Pirogov, 310 meters away

Koz'i skaly

B: Mount Beshtau, Caucasus

by Karen Arutyunyan, 380 meters away

Mount Beshtau,  Caucasus

C: On the ring road of Beshtau (Kolcevaya)

by uhodigger, 560 meters away

On the ring road of Beshtau (Kolcevaya)

D: Beshtau, KGO

by Oleg Pirogov, 590 meters away

Beshtau, KGO

E: Two Rocks

by Pavel Bogdanov, 750 meters away

Pyatigorsk, Lermontov, Zheleznovodsk 

Two Rocks

F: Near Cross Beshtau

by Dmitry Valkov, 950 meters away

Small meadow overlooking the fog. After passing through the icy branches of trees near the Cross, whi...

Near Cross Beshtau

G: Cross on Mount Beshtau

by Oleg Marchenko, 950 meters away

Cross on Mount Beshtau

H: Beshtau

by Oleg Marchenko, 1.0 km away


I: Top of Beshtau (East side)

by Pavel Bogdanov, 1.0 km away

Beshtau snow-capped peaks to the east. Panoramic view of Pyatigorsk, Mashuk, Yutsa, Dzhutsa, Zhelezna...

Top of Beshtau (East side)

J: Beshtau-climbing

by Dmitry Valkov, 1.1 km away

Scenic climb on a snowy Beshtau. Road to the Cross - a short but steep climb. Frost and frost paint b...


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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