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Anton Fadeev
mountain Svetlaya
Anton Fadeev
temple in klyuchi
Anton Fadeev
Базальтовые скалы
Anton Fadeev
Базальтовые скалы 2
Anton Fadeev
damp in cherdatsevo
Anton Fadeev
Tokarevo (22/01/2011)
Anton Fadeev
Between Shaidurovo and Bobrovskiy
Anton Fadeev
Kadnikovo (05-02-2011)
Anton Fadeev
shaidurovo
Anton Fadeev
Melnica
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quarry
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Выезд из п. Октябрьский
Ivan Roslyakov
trickology back side 360 double tail
PaVeL Bobkov
Kurortnoe
Ivan Roslyakov
Gabr El Bint free diving
Jan Vrsinsky
Lake Atitlán / Lago de Atitlán
Ivan Roslyakov
4000 sec on 4000 m height on mt.Elbrus
Ryan Helinski
Chaco Culture Nat'l Hist. Park - Pueblo Del Arroyo
Martin Broomfield
Waterfall and Bridge, Ribaute
Martynas Ambrazas
The Hill of Crosses
Jeff Scholl
Aerial Above MacGilvray Lake in Bigfork, Montana
Supasit Srisawathsak
Brooklyn Bridge
Jan Vrsinsky
Mixed Goods Stand in San Pedro
Vishnu Sreenath
Lonely Tree
Anton Fadeev
sunset on railway
Anton Fadeev
on the boundary of Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions
Anton Fadeev
На вышке сотовой связи "Мотив"
Anton Fadeev
Kourovskaya observatoriya
Anton Fadeev
Kosmakova
Anton Fadeev
Выезд из п. Октябрьский
Anton Fadeev
Berezovskiy plant "UZCM" 2
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Кольцово. Перрон
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Ryabinovka 1
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plant ZHBI 4
Anton Fadeev
sky lanterns
Anton Fadeev
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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.