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Vysotsky (skyscraper) - the highest point (188.3 m)

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The highest point (188.3 m)

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A: Vysotsky (skyscraper) - the highest point (188.3 m)

by Anton Fedorchenko, 20 meters away

The highest point (188.3 m) More photos in my journal:http://ant-bravo.livejournal.com/56767.html

Vysotsky (skyscraper) - the highest point (188.3 m)

B: room in a hotel Visotsky Ekaterinburg

by Maxim Uspenyev, 30 meters away

room in a hotel Visotsky Ekaterinburg

C: улица Малышева (кольцо)

by Alex Zamuruew, 150 meters away

перед тем как снять чуть не сбила машина ехавшая на красный свет=)

улица Малышева (кольцо)

D: Old Fashioned bar & coctails

by Anton Fadeev, 220 meters away

Old Fashioned bar & coctails

E: Old Fashioned bar & coctails 2

by Anton Fadeev, 220 meters away

Old Fashioned bar & coctails 2

F: Salut

by Yuriy Bel'mesov, 320 meters away

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Salut

G: Salut

by Yuriy Bel'mesov, 350 meters away

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Salut

H: Paris Commune Square

by Anton Fedorchenko, 430 meters away

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Paris Commune Square

I: General post-office

by Gregory Ivanov, 440 meters away

General post-office

J: Kolizey

by Yuriy Bel'mesov, 440 meters away

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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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