Street lamps nearby Italian Bridge
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Street lamps nearby Italian Bridge

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Nearby images in St. Petersburg


A: Italian Bridge, St. Petersburg

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 10 meters away

Italian Bridge, St. Petersburg

B: Singer house and Kazansky Cathedral

by Alexey Klement, 110 meters away

Singer house and Kazansky Cathedral

C: Malaya Konushennaya street

by Michael Smirnov, 160 meters away

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Malaya Konushennaya street

D: The area of arts 27.05.2012

by Andrey Minenko, 200 meters away

The area of arts 27.05.2012

E: Nevsky Street, Kazan Cathedral

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 200 meters away

Nevsky Street, Kazan Cathedral


by Yuriy Filatov, 220 meters away

G: Staff entrance!!! 05.06.2011

by Andrey Minenko, 220 meters away

Staff entrance!!! 05.06.2011


by Yuriy Filatov, 230 meters away

I: Dostoyevsky Room 04.06.2011

by Andrey Minenko, 230 meters away

Dostoyevsky Room 04.06.2011


by Serge Vorobiev, 230 meters away

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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