Stadium in Vostochny
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Stadium in Vostochny

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A: Зима 2013

di Andrey Litvinov, 70 metri di distanza

Зима 2013

B: Stadium in Vostochny

di Andrey Litvinov, 180 metri di distanza

Stadium in Vostochny

C: The winter star sky of Vostochny

di Andrey Litvinov, 520 metri di distanza

The winter star sky of Vostochny

D: Winter road to the Vostochny..

di Andrey Litvinov, 770 metri di distanza

Winter road to the Vostochny..

E: The old car under snow

di Andrey Litvinov, 780 metri di distanza

The old car under snow

F: 110 years of the water drain

di Andrey Litvinov, 870 metri di distanza

110 years of the water drain

G: Snow cap

di Andrey Litvinov, 900 metri di distanza

Snow cap

H: Monument to defenders of Motherland

di Andrey Litvinov, 940 metri di distanza

Monument to defenders of Motherland

I: Winter forest.

di Andrey Litvinov, 990 metri di distanza

Winter forest.

J: Winter wood

di Andrey Litvinov, 1.1 km di distanza

Winter wood

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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