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Winter in the park

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A: Парк победы

by Sergey Chernov, 80 meters away

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Парк победы

B: Самолет на аллее в Парке победы

by Sergey Chernov, 480 meters away

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Самолет на аллее в Парке победы

C: Museum of the Lyceum 16 the city of Stavropol "School of life"

by Andrey Hodarev, 1.2 km away

Secondary school №16 was opened on September 1, 1965. Its first Director was Хералов Kirill Hristofor...

Museum of the Lyceum 16 the city of Stavropol "School of life"

D: Stavropol, Pirogova street

by Andrey Hodarev, 2.2 km away

Не судите строго - "первая ласточка".

Stavropol, Pirogova street

E: South Stavropol

by Andrey Hodarev, 2.2 km away

Here's a view of the Stavropol opens from the roofs of St. Pirogov. This is my first panorama. Please...

South Stavropol

F: ORTC Stavropol - marketplace

by Николай Ивженко, 2.5 km away

Панорама около входа в ОРТЦ Ставрополь.

ORTC Stavropol - marketplace

G: Космос на Доваторцев

by Николай Ивженко, 2.9 km away

Космос на Доваторцев

H: Lenin Square

by Ludmila Diatchenko, 3.1 km away

Площадь Ленина - главная площадь города и края. Она носит имя величайшего из людей - Владимира Ильича...

Lenin Square

I: Academic Theatre of Drama

by Petr Pletnyakov, 3.9 km away

Academic Theatre of  Drama

J: Hot weather in Stavropol (January 22, 2013)

by Petr Pletnyakov, 4.2 km away

Hot weather in Stavropol (January 22, 2013)

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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