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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Russia

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A: The Voronezh theatre of drama in winter

di Victor A. Pavlov, 50 metri di distanza

The Voronezh theatre of drama in winter

B: Sovetskaja square 05/18/2005

di Sergey Kolesov, 50 metri di distanza

Sovetskaja square 05/18/2005

C: Monument to the White Bim Black Ear near the puppet theater "Shut"

di Sergey Kolesov, 430 metri di distanza

Monument to the main hero of the story of Gabriel Troepol'sky "White Bim Black Ear" installed on the ...

Monument to the White Bim Black Ear near the puppet theater "Shut"

D: Puppet show

di Andrey Parfyonov, 450 metri di distanza

Puppet show

E: Proletary movie theater

di Andrey Parfyonov, 470 metri di distanza

Proletary movie theater

F: Museum of the Voronezh puppet theater "Shut"

di Sergey Kolesov, 480 metri di distanza

The Museum of the Voronezh puppet theater "Shut" dolls and decorations are kept well-known production...

Museum of the Voronezh puppet theater "Shut"

G: проспект пролетариев

di fish-mk, 480 metri di distanza

проспект пролетариев

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di fish-mk, 500 metri di distanza

I: "Spartacus" cinema theather

di Andrey Parfyonov, 590 metri di distanza

"Spartacus" cinema theather

J: Pobeda square

di Evgeny Efimov, 600 metri di distanza

Pobeda 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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