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Кран и Дом
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Count Yard 2
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Court Yard
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arkhangelsk-cosmo
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Весенний двор
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Перекрёсток
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Сгорело
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IS-3
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Площадка под строительство
Antushev Vladimir
Former circus
Mitiya
Roof
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Воскресенская - Советских космонавтов
David Rowley
The Road To Geiranger
René van Gageldonk
from the series "on the edge, dunes and dykes": Zeelands highest dunes 1
Ernst Michalek
Österreich/Steiermark: neben der Bergstation der Dachstein Gletscherbahn
B.JULLIEN
vue du haut de notre dame de MAI - Cap Sicié - Six Fours
Flyvisionrc
Puerto De Fuengirola
Tom Baetsen
Monumenta 2012 Grand Palais Daniel Buren
Leszek Cuper
Opolski Rynek
Roman Efimoff
Club Phaselis Night Salute
Haruhiko Nakayama
巨樹の森とシャクナゲ Woods of the Giant tree & Alpine roses
Lucas Lena
Isla Saona
Alexander Jensko
Salzburg - Imbergstiege
Igor Adamec
Traditional band at Dolac market place
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Children S Playground
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Переправа на 29 лесозавод
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Street Smolnyj Bujan
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угол мэрии
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Запад Шхуна
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Лекшмозеро деревня
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Red Rocks
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Ракетная шахта
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в тополях
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Кран и Дом
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Двор на Смольном Буяне
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Северная Рица
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.