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Yaroslavl Sovetskaya 12 roof - courtyard view

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A:

by Шубкин Сергей, 40 meters away

B: Yaroslavl, Sovetskaya 12/9 roof

by Andrey Strunin, 60 meters away

Yaroslavl, Sovetskaya 12/9 roof

C:

by Шубкин Сергей, 160 meters away

E: Церковь Рождества Христова

by Шубкин Сергей, 230 meters away

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F: День Волги

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День Волги

G:

by Шубкин Сергей, 240 meters away

H: Kalancha 001

by Шубкин Сергей, 240 meters away

Kalancha 001

I: Yaroslavl, roof of the house with arch

by Andrey Strunin, 260 meters away

Yaroslavl, roof of the house with arch

J: Красная пл., дом Парусникова

by Шубкин Сергей, 280 meters away

Красная пл., дом Парусникова

This panorama was taken in Yaroslavl, Russia

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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.

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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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