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Anton Fadeev
hall of Summit business centre
Anton Fadeev
between circus and summit business centre
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Ekaterinburg-old home-Apr-2010
Anton Fadeev
Около Цирка (Съемка с коптера)
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Embankment Iset, Yekaterinburg 22 04 10
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Embankment Iset, Yekaterinburg 22 04 10
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Embankment Iset, Yekaterinburg 22 04 10
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Ekaterinburg-old home-Apr-2010
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Ekaterinburg-old home-Apr-2010
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Ekaterinburg-old home-Apr-2010
Yuriy Bel'mesov
Ekaterinburg-old home-Apr-2010
Alexander Zhivitsky
Church of St. Nicholas at the University of Mining
Willy Kaemena
Arrival in New York
Toni Garbasso
Crystal Forest - Petrified forest
Toni Garbasso
Florio winery
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
Pedra do Bau, this is the end of climbing Teto do Bico
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
On summit of Pedra do Bau
dieter kik
vieux bateau Pors Guen Gouesnach Bretagne France
Toni Garbasso
Blue Mesa - Petrified forest
Luciano Correa | Vista Panoramica
Pedra do Bau route for rock climbing
Toni Garbasso
Elfrida
Toni Garbasso
Mozia, Punic Road
Toni Garbasso
Sonora desert
Toni Garbasso
Canyon de Chelly
Anton Fadeev
Пещера
Anton Fadeev
baza karaguz 2
Anton Fadeev
Tokarevo (22/01/2011)
Anton Fadeev
Тальков камень. Южная сторона
Anton Fadeev
bird's-eye
Anton Fadeev
bridge
Anton Fadeev
Базальтовые скалы
Anton Fadeev
hall of Summit business centre
Anton Fadeev
Uralelectromed 1
Anton Fadeev
Malysheva 19 (3)
Anton Fadeev
sun dali - 5
Anton Fadeev
plant ZHBI
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.