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Тюменский государственный университет

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Nearby images in Russia


A: Tyumen Filrmony

by Kalinin Andrey, 230 meters away

Тюменская Областная Филармония

Tyumen Filrmony

B: Tura river embankment. November.

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 300 meters away

Tura river embankment. November.

C: Charity Photo Exhibition in the "Pioneer"

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 400 meters away

Charity Photo Exhibition in the "Pioneer"

D: Institut Prava 1a

by Kalinin Andrey, 420 meters away

Institut Prava 1a

E: Larch trees in hoarfrost.

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 430 meters away

Larch trees in hoarfrost.

F: Instagram Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 510 meters away

Instagram Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

G: Lomowall at Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 520 meters away

Lomowall at Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

I: Ga 3

by Kalinin Andrey, 650 meters away

Ga 3

J: The ice sculptures between of the hall of the Tyumen Region Administration and circus

by Chebaldin Vladimir, 660 meters away

The ice sculptures between of the hall of the Tyumen Region Administration and circus. winter. (-35)

The ice sculptures between  of the hall of the Tyumen Region Administration and circus

This panorama was taken in Russia

This is an overview of 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 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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