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River Juras
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Polyana
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Знак Архангельск
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Какая-то стройка
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тут был мост
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остров Краснофлотский
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Чистополе
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Опора нового моста
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Monument to the fallen in World War II
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Новый мост
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Cottage
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Архангельск. Краснофлотский мост (Arhangelsk. Krasnoflotskiy bridge)
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balcony in amsterdam
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Macelli di Soziglia, Genoa
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Welzheim Ostkastell
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"Climbing site Grande Grotta - Kalymnos - Greece"
Thomas Krueger
Spice Shop in the Souq, Aswan
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Hulunhu lake in hulunbuir Grasslands
Nikos Giannakopoulos
Cholargos Hill
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Esterel Seaside, Côte d'Azur
Roberto Scavino
Piazza San Carlo, «Voci nel silenzio»
Gregory Panayotou
Rano Raraku (External Slope 03 of 13)
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Rano Raraku (External Slope 07 of 13) : Moai in progress !
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Feneos - Saint George
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Рабочеостровск
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Соловецкий монастырь
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Лазерное Шоу
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Детская площадка
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Почти тайга
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Кривая панорама
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Памятник ВОВ
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река Мезень
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Площадь Профсоюзов
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Муравьиная тропа
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Тяжёлый английский танк «Mark V»
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Водонапорная башня
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.