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Valaam Saints skit outside 2

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Valaam, Saints skit, outside

Валаам, Всехсвятский скит, вид снаружи

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A: Valaam Saints skit outside 1

by Dmitry Ruzov, 40 meters away

 Valaam, Saints skit, outside Валаам, Всехсвятский скит, вид снаружи 

Valaam Saints skit outside 1

B: Valaam Saints skit interior

by Dmitry Ruzov, 40 meters away

Valaam, Saints skit, interiorВалаам, Всехсвятский скит, внутреннее убранство

Valaam Saints skit interior

C: Valaam Saints skit Chapel of the Cross of Jesus Christ suffering

by Dmitry Ruzov, 110 meters away

Valaam, Saints skit, Chapel of the Cross of Jesus Christ suffering Валаам, Всехсвятский скит, Часовня...

Valaam Saints skit Chapel of the Cross of Jesus Christ suffering

D: Nikolsky skit. Valaam island

by Dmitry Ruzov, 1.1 km away

Nikolsky skit. Valaam island. Interior.Остров Валаам. Никольский скит. Внутреннее убранство.

Nikolsky skit. Valaam island

E: Smolensky skit (inside)

by Dmitry Ruzov, 1.5 km away

i.Valaam. Smolensky skit, interior.Остров Валаам. Убранство Смоленского скита.

Smolensky skit (inside)

F: Smolensky skit (outside)

by Dmitry Ruzov, 1.5 km away

Остров Валаам. У входа в Смоленский скит.

Smolensky skit (outside)

G: valaam i. konevsky skit

by Dmitry Ruzov, 1.7 km away

 i. Valaam. Konevskoe lake. Konevsky skit outside.Остров Валаам. Игуменское (коневское) озеро. Коневс...

valaam i. konevsky skit

H: valaam i. konevsky skit

by Dmitry Ruzov, 1.7 km away

 i. Valaam. Konevskoe lake. Konevsky skit inside.Остров Валаам. Игуменское (коневское) озеро. Коневск...

valaam i. konevsky skit

I: central homestead refectory

by Dmitry Ruzov, 1.7 km away

I. Valaam.Central homestead, refectory.Остров Валаам. Центральная усадьба. Братская трапезная.

central homestead refectory

J: inner monastry yard central homestead valaam

by Dmitry Ruzov, 1.8 km away

I.Valaam. Inner courtyard of the central monastic estates.Остров Валаам. Внутренний монастырский двор...

inner monastry yard central homestead valaam

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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