Samurgashev Monument Rostov-on-Don
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Samurgashev Monument Rostov-on-Don

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Nearby images in http://www.360cities.net/area/rostov-on-don

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A: Monument K.Marks

by S.Evgeniy, 80 meters away

Monument K.Marks

B: Theatre hall (RОАМТ)

by S.Evgeniy, 100 meters away

Theatre hall (RОАМТ)

C: Infinity Flame Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 100 meters away

Infinity Flame Rostov-on-Don

D: Theatre

by S.Evgeniy, 110 meters away

Theatre

E: Memorial "Eternal flame"

by S.Evgeniy, 120 meters away

Memorial  "Eternal flame"

F: Freedom square Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 140 meters away

Freedom square Rostov-on-Don

G: Saryana Rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 770 meters away

Saryana Rostov

H: Scool12rostov

by Vinichenko Olga, 880 meters away

Scool12rostov

I: Myasnikova street 87, Rostov-on-Don

by Vinichenko Olga, 980 meters away

Myasnikova street 87, Rostov-on-Don

J: Big crocodile

by S.Evgeniy, 1.0 km away

Big crocodile

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