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Nearby images in Russia


A: Shuvoe at night.

by Andrey Litvinov, 70 meters away

Shuvoe at night.

B: Shuvoe 1

by Andrey Litvinov, 90 meters away

Shuvoe 1

C: Ashes after a fire on July, 29th 2010 Shuvoe

by Andrey Litvinov, 310 meters away

Ashes after a fire on July, 29th 2010 Shuvoe

D: Shuvoe in the winter

by Andrey Litvinov, 760 meters away

Shuvoe in the winter

E: Alexander Nevsky church. Egorievsk

by Alexander Zhivitsky, 10.9 km away

City Egorievsk located 100 kilometers south of Moscow. Founded in 1778 by decree of Empress Catherine...

Alexander Nevsky church. Egorievsk

F: Forest

by Aleksandr Antonov, 18.1 km away


G: Podosinki Forest

by Dmitry Borodkin, 19.1 km away

Podosinki Forest

H: Shatura, church

by Nikolay Grezev, 29.1 km away

Shatura. Church of New Martyrs and Confessors Shatursky. Built in front of the market and shops on th...

Shatura, church

I: Fountain City Shatura

by Nikolay Grezev, 30.0 km away

The fountain is located Street Ilyich

Fountain City Shatura

J: A monument to commemorate the feat shaturyan

by Nikolay Grezev, 30.2 km away

A monument to commemorate the feat shaturyan and 232 air defense battalion in 1941-45

A monument to commemorate the feat shaturyan

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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