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A: Vyborg from the castle tower

by Nikita Mikhal'kov, 60 meters away

Vyborg from the castle tower

B: Vyborg Castle

by Renat Salimgareev, 90 meters away

Вы́боргский замок

Vyborg Castle

C: Area of ​​the Staroy Ratushi

by Andrey Strunin, 110 meters away

Area of ​​the Staroy Ratushi

D: The ruins of the old house.

by Dmitriy Krasko, 200 meters away

The ruins of the old house.

E: View from the attic window to Vyborg

by Andrey Strunin, 260 meters away

View from the attic window to Vyborg

F: The people on Vyborg street

by Alexey Klement, 270 meters away

That is ordinary scene on the street of Vyborg. Two little aborihen schoolgirs have a loaf and observ...

The people on Vyborg street

G: Clock Tower

by Dmitriy Krasko, 290 meters away

Hours are working properly. So you, my friends, you can see how much your humble servant was near the...

Clock Tower

H: Pier Seaport in the city of Vyborg.

by Dmitriy Krasko, 550 meters away

Pier Seaport in the city of Vyborg. Was a terrible wind just blew off his feet. It was very cold and ...

Pier Seaport in the city of Vyborg.

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by Александр Павлов, 1.2 km away

J: Park Monrepo Reserve

by Renat Salimgareev, 2.0 km away

Монрепо (фр. Mon Repos — «мой покой», «моё отдохновение») — скальный пейзажный парк на берегу Выборгс...

Park Monrepo Reserve

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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