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Saint-Petersburg White nights. Rostral Columns and rised Dvortsovy Bridge

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A: File0003

di Alexey Klement, meno di 10 metri di distanza

File0003

B: Dsc2947 Panorama Panorama

di Alexey Klement, meno di 10 metri di distanza

Dsc2947 Panorama Panorama

C: Saint-Petersburg White nights. Rised Dvortsovy bridge

di Alexey Klement, 10 metri di distanza

Saint-Petersburg White nights.  Rised Dvortsovy bridge

D: Strelka of Vasilevsky Island and the Rostral column - night

di Dmitriy Krasko, 20 metri di distanza

Arrow Vasilevsky Island and the rostral column The night of Jan. 1, but a lot of tourists and simply ...

Strelka of Vasilevsky Island and the Rostral column - night

E: Strelka Vasilievskogo ostrova

di Якимов Денис, 70 metri di distanza

Стрелка Васильевского острова

Strelka Vasilievskogo ostrova

F: Birzhevaya Square

di Alex Maksiov, 70 metri di distanza

Birzhevaya Square

G: Ice on the Neva river

di Sergey Zhurov, 70 metri di distanza

Ice on the Neva river

H: Strelka Vasilievskogo ostrova

di Якимов Денис, 70 metri di distanza

Стрелка Васильевского острова

Strelka Vasilievskogo ostrova

I: Birzhevaya Square

di Alex Maksiov, 100 metri di distanza

Birzhevaya Square

J: Stock Exchange

di Sergey Zhurov, 120 metri di distanza

Stock Exchange

Questo panorama è stato scattato in St. Petersburg, Russia

Questa è una vista generale di Russia

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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.

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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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