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by Igor Leontyev, 60 meters away

B: Михайловский замок

by smile durb, 90 meters away

Михайловский замок


by Arshak Israelyan, 100 meters away

D: Михайловский (Инженерный) замок в Петербурге

by Koshelev, 110 meters away

Замок был построен в 1797—1801 годы, его первый камень заложен 26 февраля (9 марта) 1797 года. Проект...

Михайловский (Инженерный) замок в Петербурге


by Arshak Israelyan, 120 meters away


by Arshak Israelyan, 160 meters away


by Aleksey Zabelin, 170 meters away

LAVKAMIRA 2010 Михайловский Дворец


H: Engeneer's bridge. Mikhailovsky castle.

by Artem Dudkevich, 230 meters away

Engeneer's bridge. Mikhailovsky castle.

I: Castle Saint Michael

by Shurygin Andrey, 240 meters away

St. Michael`s Castle (Mikhailovsky zamok) also called the Mikhailovsky Castle or the Engineers Castle...

Castle Saint Michael

J: St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy

by Aleksey Zabelin, 370 meters away

St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, Russia

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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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