Square of Glory in Samara
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Square of Glory in Samara

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Samara. Square of Glory. Monument of Glory. Lutheran Church of St. George. View of river Volga. Hotel "Volga". Building of administration of Samara. June, 2009.

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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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