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Shi-Tsa, or before morning cleaning

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A: Russia flag on the floating restaurant "Bliss"

by Alexey Klement, 220 meters away

Some says: Wow, sailer! No, it's floating restraunt only. But tree color Russian flag is seems good. ...

Russia flag on the floating restaurant "Bliss"

B: Chapel of the Holy Trinity

by Shurygin Andrey, 340 meters away

Chapel of the Holy Trinity. It was a present for St.Petersberg from Baltic Building Company in memory...

Chapel of the Holy Trinity

C: Troitskaya Square

by Andrey Golubev, 350 meters away

Troitskaya Square

D: Roofing Saint Petersburg

by Aleksey Bordeckiy, 380 meters away

Roof with views of the Peter and Paul fortress, the Neva river and the Winter Palace.

Roofing Saint Petersburg

E: Cruiser "Aurora"

by Andrey Golubev, 380 meters away

Cruiser "Aurora"

F: The Cruiser Aurora in St. Petersburg

by Igor Leontyev, 410 meters away

The Cruiser Aurora in St. Petersburg

G: To take Photo of "Aurora" cruiser

by Alexey Klement, 420 meters away

To take Photo of "Aurora" cruiser

H: Aurora Cruiser - through time...

by Alexey Klement, 450 meters away

Aurora Cruiser - through time...

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by Serge Vorobiev, 470 meters away

J: Zayachy Island, Ioannovsky bridge

by Aleksey Zabelin, 510 meters away

Zayachy Island, Ioannovsky bridge

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, 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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