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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Russia

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A: Christmas tree

di Furman Artjem, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Christmas tree

B: Kitchen

di Furman Artjem, 10 metri di distanza

Kitchen

C: office

di MartS Smart, 280 metri di distanza

office

D: Special Place

di Alex Vinokurov, 910 metri di distanza

Special Place

E: Special Place 2

di Alex Vinokurov, 910 metri di distanza

Special Place 2

F: Seva Pnr

di Furman Artjem, 1.7 km di distanza

Seva Pnr

G: Novye Cheremuschki, Moscow

di Ivan Savin, 1.9 km di distanza

Novye Cheremuschki, Moscow

H: Voroncovkii Park

di Roman Efimoff, 2.1 km di distanza

Voroncovkii Park

I: Musor

di Roman Efimoff, 2.1 km di distanza

Musor

J: The livingroom

di Furman Artjem, 2.2 km di distanza

The livingroom

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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