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Winter Forest

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A: Winter creek

by Ozerov Andrey, 290 meters away

Winter creek

B: Forest Lake

by Vladimir Grinchenko, 500 meters away

Forest Lake

C: Forest Lake in winter

by Ozerov Andrey, 570 meters away

Forest Lake in winter

D: The center of Zheleznodorozhniy

by Peter Manaenko, 2.1 km away

The center of Zheleznodorozhniy

E: Transfiguration Church in Savvino

by Андрей Козорог, 2.7 km away

Full description of the church can be found at http://savvino.cerkov.ru/main-page/

Transfiguration Church in Savvino

F: Kebab picnic in Kuchino

by Peter Manaenko, 5.3 km away

Kebab picnic in Kuchino

G: Autumn park in the vicinities of Moscow

by Peter Manaenko, 5.5 km away

Autumn park in the vicinities of Moscow

H: Fox Rock

by Vladimir Grinchenko, 6.1 km away

Fox Rock

I: Dsc04639 Panorama

by Aleksey Stroganov, 7.3 km away

Dsc04639 Panorama

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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