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Bridge over Jekostrovskij strait (view from the top of the bridge)

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A: Bridge over Jekostrovskij strait

Evgeny Efimov作, ここから20メートル

Bridge over Jekostrovskij strait

B: Hibiny mountains view from M18 road

Evgeny Efimov作, 17.0kmかなた

Hibiny mountains  view from M18 road


Alexander Popov作, 26.0kmかなた

D: Kirovsk town

Evgeny Efimov作, 26.1kmかなた

Kirovsk town

E: Kirovsk - central slope

Andrei Kuznetcov作, 27.4kmかなた

Kirovsk - central slope

F: Kukisvumchorr-1

Andrei Kuznetcov作, 27.6kmかなた

Kukisvumchorr, Kirovsk


G: Kukisvumchorr-2

Andrei Kuznetcov作, 27.7kmかなた

Kukisvumchorr, Kirovsk


H: Kirovsk city Ski Slope - Evening calmness

njifoo作, 27.9kmかなた

Panorama taken on sunset 3rd of May.  There was a sunny day and many people skied on the slopes till ...

Kirovsk city Ski Slope - Evening calmness

I: Kukisvumchorr-3

Andrei Kuznetcov作, 28.0kmかなた

Kukisvumchorr, Kirovsk


J: Mountain Aikuaivenchorr

Konstantin Kretov作, 28.3kmかなた

Mountain Aikuaivenchorr



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.