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A: Mikro-kitchen

by Antushev Vladimir, 60 meters away

Крошечная кухня в большой кирпичной девятиэтажке, расположенной в центре Архангельска. На подоконнике...


B: Игровая площадка во дворе дома 104 по Троицкому проспекту

by Antushev Vladimir, 90 meters away

Архангельск. Двор на центральном проспекте города. Чудом сохранившиеся в центре кирпичного квартала "...

Игровая площадка во дворе дома 104 по Троицкому проспекту

C: Тяжёлый английский танк «Mark V»

by Михаил Шишов, 110 meters away

Тяжёлый английский танк «Mark V»

D: arkhangelsk-cosmo

by Antushev Vladimir, 190 meters away

Архангельск. Березовая аллея возле магазина Космо. Здание с синими окнами - бизнес-центр. За ним - ст...


E: Former circus

by Antushev Vladimir, 190 meters away

Архангельск. Центр города много лет "украшает" здание цирка с облезлыми стенами и выбитыми стеклами. ...

Former circus

F: Сугробы на площади у кинотеатра "Мир"

by Antushev Vladimir, 190 meters away

Архангельск. Площадь у "Мира", кинотеатра, который не существует уже лет двадцать. Его угол, окруженн...

Сугробы на площади у кинотеатра "Мир"

G: Поморская филармония

by Михаил Шишов, 220 meters away

Поморская филармония

H: Церковь лютеранская Св. Екатерины

by Михаил Шишов, 230 meters away

Церковь лютеранская Св. Екатерины

I: Сцена поморской филармонии

by Михаил Шишов, 240 meters away

Сцена поморской филармонии

J: Орган

by Михаил Шишов, 240 meters away


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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