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Panoramic photo by Антон Белкин Taken 05:39, 12/07/2012 - Views loading...

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Side of Angara

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A: nevon mount

by Антон Белкин, 190 meters away

nevon mount

B: Stela №2 Ust-Ilimskiy LPK

by Брезицкий Руслан, 3.9 km away

Вторая стела Усть-Илимского ЛПК. Автор стелы - Айрат Туйметов. Год создания - 1985 г. Является точной...

Stela №2 Ust-Ilimskiy LPK

C: TeleTower

by Антон Белкин, 4.6 km away

Близь Усть-Илимской телебашни.

TeleTower

D: Bereg Angary 10.03.2013

by Nikolay Medvedev, 6.0 km away

Bereg Angary 10.03.2013

E: Forest UI GES 02.03.2013

by Nikolay Medvedev, 9.2 km away

Forest UI GES 02.03.2013

F: ust-ilimsk electrostation

by Антон Белкин, 10.1 km away

ust-ilimsk electrostation

G: Bliz lizhnoy bazy 10.03.2013

by Nikolay Medvedev, 10.3 km away

Bliz lizhnoy bazy 10.03.2013

H: Quarry 2

by Антон Белкин, 10.7 km away

Quarry 2

I: Abandoned camp

by Антон Белкин, 11.4 km away

Abandoned camp

J: Lake Ilim

by Антон Белкин, 11.4 km away

Lake Ilim

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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