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Special Place 2
MartS Smart
office
Furman Artjem
Christmas tree
Furman Artjem
Study
Furman Artjem
Kitchen
Roman Efimoff
Voroncovkii Park
Furman Artjem
Seva Pnr
Roman Efimoff
Musor
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Skatepark in Lomonosovsky
Furman Artjem
The livingroom
Алексей Попов
ZAZ
Artem Svetlov
Polshad shestidesyatiletiya SSSR
Comi Valentine
Trekking Fan at Co To Island
H Jafari
Eighth tournament of the Quran Tehran-Iran
Night Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik riviera - Elaphiti Islands
Юрий Рыбальский
Evergreen
Thanee Charoensilp
Mass Ordination Program for 100,000 Dhamadayada Monks
Kyu-Yong Choi
Doi Mae salong - Green Tea Farm
Thanee Charoensilp
To make a food offering for 3,000 monks
Arroz Marisco
The Hotel with the Most Wonderful View - not quite the Everest View Hotel
Andrew Cole
St Marys Library
Marcio Cabral
Patagonic Rainbow
Arroz Marisco
Gathering Storm over French Valley 2
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Sunset Over Rio Ascencio
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Panorama
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Сhurch of Sra. del Socorro in San Pedro
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Ahun-Prometey, Sochi
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Sanatorka
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Constitucion square in San Pedro
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Olleros 1693
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Pinta Point
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IGP SRL
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Cuevas de Trinidad, Cuba
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Sanatorium "Metallurg", Sochi, Russia
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Agurskie Falls, Sochi, Russia
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Museum of Art, Sochi
More About 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 ChitaAlthough 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.