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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Russia

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A: In a ravine, near to the bridge

di Andrew Bond, 210 metri di distanza

In a ravine, near to the bridge

B: Square Gajdukova in Bryansk

di Andrew Bond, 750 metri di distanza

December 2010г. Recently constructed square of a name of I.K.Gajdukova in Bryansk. Earlier on this pl...

Square Gajdukova in Bryansk

C: Monument to Pilots.

di Andrew Bond, 1.2 km di distanza

Monument to Pilots in Bryansk. March 2011.The monument is located on crossing of streets Krasnoarmejs...

Monument to Pilots.

D: In Tolstoy's park

di Andrew Bond, 1.3 km di distanza

In Tolstoy's park

E: In park

di Andrew Bond, 1.3 km di distanza

In park

F: A.K.Tolstoy's monument in park

di Andrew Bond, 1.3 km di distanza

A.K.Tolstoy's monument in park

G: Park of wooden sculptures of a name of A.K.Tolstoy

di Andrew Bond, 1.3 km di distanza

Park of wooden sculptures of a name of A.K.Tolstoy

H: Lenin's square and Gagarin's Parkway

di Andrew Bond, 1.6 km di distanza

Russia, Bryansk. March 2011.Lenin's area - an administrative center of a city of Bryansk. A kind on G...

Lenin's square and Gagarin's Parkway

I: Theater Bryansk

di Aleksandr Mamonov, 1.6 km di distanza

Площадь перед театром драмы, универмаг

Theater Bryansk

J: Lenin square

di Aleksandr Mamonov, 1.6 km di distanza

Площадь Ленина

Lenin square

Questo panorama è stato scattato in 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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