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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Astrakhan

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A:

di Павел Морозов, 650 metri di distanza

B: Musical Theatre

di Dmitry Konnov, 690 metri di distanza

Musical Theatre

C:

di Dmitry Konnov, 850 metri di distanza

D: Fountain near the registry office

di Dmitry Konnov, 900 metri di distanza

Fountain near the registry office

E:

di Павел Морозов, 910 metri di distanza

F:

di Dmitry Konnov, 1.1 km di distanza

G: Астрахань набережная

di Vladimir Salman, 1.4 km di distanza

А́страхань — город в России, административный центр Астраханской области, в 1434 км к юго-востоку от ...

Астрахань набережная

H:

di Dmitry Konnov, 1.4 km di distanza

I:

di Dmitry Konnov, 1.4 km di distanza

J: Астрахань набережная закат

di Vladimir Salman, 1.4 km di distanza

Астрахань   набережная   закат

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Astrakhan, 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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