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At Smolny (1) 26.08.2011

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A: At Smolny (2) 26.08.2011

di Andrey Minenko, 60 metri di distanza

At Smolny (2) 26.08.2011

B: At Smolny (3) 26.08.2011

di Andrey Minenko, 230 metri di distanza

At Smolny (3) 26.08.2011

C: SMOLNY CATHEDRAL, St Petersburg

di Churbanov Yakov, 260 metri di distanza

 La Cattedrale della Resurrezione, in russo Воскресенский собор, conosciuta anche come Cattedrale di ...

SMOLNY CATHEDRAL, St Petersburg

D: Смольный собор в Петербурге

di Koshelev, 270 metri di distanza

В 1740-е годы наследница царского престола Елизавета Петровна решила провести последние годы своей жи...

Смольный собор в Петербурге

F: Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge

di Churbanov Yakov, 710 metri di distanza

 Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge (Russian: Большеохтинский мост, before 1917 - Peter the Great Bridge, Russian...

Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge

G: Saint Petersburg city. Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge 2

di njifoo, 750 metri di distanza

The bridge was build in 1909 and named after the Russian monarch Piter the Great, after 1917 it had b...

Saint Petersburg city. Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge 2

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di dedmaxopka, 810 metri di distanza

I: View of the Smolny Cathedral in Malookhtinsky Prospect

di Dmitriy Krasko, 900 metri di distanza

Neva river

View of the Smolny Cathedral in Malookhtinsky Prospect

J: At work

di Sergey Erushin, 970 metri di distanza

At work

Questo panorama è stato scattato in St. Petersburg, Russia

Questa è una vista generale di 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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