Sfera of love
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Panoramic photo by Sergey Korotkov EXPERT Taken 12:00, 27/09/2009 - Views loading...

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Sfera of love

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A: Chelyabinks, Sphere of Love in the eveninh

by Aleksey Shimeshov, 10 meters away

Chelyabinks, Sphere of Love in the eveninh

B: Chelyabinsk, Sphere of Love

by Aleksey Shimeshov, 10 meters away

Chelyabinsk, Sphere of Love

C: Chelyabinsk, Sphere of Love

by Aleksey Shimeshov, 20 meters away

Chelyabinsk, Sphere of Love

D: Chelyabinsk, in front of the Spehere of Love

by Aleksey Shimeshov, 20 meters away

Chelyabinsk, in front of the Spehere of Love

E: Meeting against restitution in Chelyabinsk

by Миша Галян, 410 meters away

Meeting against restitution in Chelyabinsk

F:

by lexlin©, 420 meters away

G: Meeting for saving Chelyabinsk Pine Forest

by Миша Галян, 420 meters away

Meeting for saving Chelyabinsk Pine Forest Митинг во спасение Челябинского городского бора

Meeting for saving Chelyabinsk Pine Forest

H: path to the Drama

by Sergey Korotkov, 430 meters away

path to the Drama

I: public library

by Anton Konovalov, 450 meters away

public library

J:

by lexlin©, 450 meters away

This panorama was taken in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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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.

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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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