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The Eva Fountain

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A: Russia, Petergof, Lower Garden

by Thomas Blanket, 30 meters away

Russia, Petergof, Lower Garden

B: Russia, Petergof, Hermitage Pavilion

by Thomas Blanket, 210 meters away

Russia, Petergof, Hermitage Pavilion

C: On the bridge across the Marine channel

by Alexey Klement, 240 meters away

On the bridge across the Marine channel

D: On the bridge - Petergof Palace

by Min Heo, 240 meters away

On the bridge - Petergof Palace

E: Bridge at Peterhof Gardens

by Sergi March, 260 meters away

The first thing that stands out is the Maritime Canal, a long line that reached from the Baltic to th...

Bridge at Peterhof Gardens

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by Serge Vorobiev, 300 meters away

G: Russia, Petergof, Fountains

by Thomas Blanket, 310 meters away

Russia, Petergof, Fountains

H: the Samson Fountain #3, peterhof palace

by Min Heo, 320 meters away

the Samson Fountain #3, peterhof palace

I: Natural spring fountains garden in Peterhof near St. Petersburg, Russia

by Jacek Gancarson, 320 meters away

Natural spring fountains garden in Peterhof near St. Petersburg. The garden is a part of Peter the Gr...

Natural spring fountains garden in Peterhof near St. Petersburg, Russia

J: The Big Palace, Peterhof

by Igor Leontyev, 320 meters away

The Big Palace, Peterhof

This panorama was taken in St. Petersburg, 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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