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Winter city #03

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Winter embankment of the river Iset

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A: Winter city #04

by Anton Fedorchenko, 10 meters away

Winter embankment of the river Iset

Winter city #04

B: Памятник клавиатуре

by Anton Fadeev, 80 meters away

Памятник клавиатуре

C: Winter city #02

by Anton Fedorchenko, 90 meters away

  Winter embankment of the river Iset  

Winter city #02

D: Winter city #01

by Anton Fedorchenko, 200 meters away

Winter embankment of the river Iset

Winter city #01

E: Embankment Iset, Yekaterinburg 22 04 10

by Yuriy Bel'mesov, 420 meters away

Embankment Iset, Yekaterinburg 22 04 10

F: улица Малышева (кольцо)

by Alex Zamuruew, 500 meters away

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

улица Малышева (кольцо)

G: Sberbank

by Anton Fadeev, 550 meters away

Sberbank

H: клуб "Диван"

by Alex Zamuruew, 620 meters away

клуб "Диван"

I: Embankment Iset, Yekaterinburg 22 04 10

by Yuriy Bel'mesov, 630 meters away

Embankment Iset, Yekaterinburg 22 04 10

J: Grinvich

by Anton Fadeev, 630 meters away

Grinvich

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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