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Fun on the Palace Square

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A: Ice Palace Event, February-March 2006, St. Petersburg, russia

di Jacek Gancarson, 10 metri di distanza

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

Ice Palace Event, February-March 2006, St. Petersburg, russia

B: Ice palace exterior view

di Jacek Gancarson, 10 metri di distanza

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

Ice palace exterior view

C: Icepalentrancec4

di Jacek Gancarson, 10 metri di distanza

Icepalentrancec4

D: 2006 Ice Palace replica of 1740

di Jacek Gancarson, 20 metri di distanza

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

2006 Ice Palace replica of 1740

E: 2006 Ice Palace replica

di Jacek Gancarson, 20 metri di distanza

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

2006 Ice Palace replica

F: 2006 Ice Palace replica on Dvorcova Squere

di Jacek Gancarson, 30 metri di distanza

A replica of the original Ice Palace from 1740 has been mounted on Dvortzovaja Ploschtjad near Hermit...

2006 Ice Palace replica on Dvorcova Squere

G: Dvortsovaya Square

di Ivan Vania, 60 metri di distanza

03-01-2013

Dvortsovaya Square

H: Palace Square and Alexander Column

di Ivan Garanin, 70 metri di distanza

Palace Square and Alexander Column

I: Palace Square. St. Petersburg

di Sergi March, 70 metri di distanza

The area between the famous Winter Palace and the Admiralty is the heart of St. Petersburg, Nevsky St...

Palace Square. St. Petersburg

J: Palace square

di Aleksey Mayer, 80 metri di distanza

Palace square

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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