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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia


B: Our wedding day

door Anton Fadeev, 240 hier vandaan

Our wedding day

C: Dinamo Stadium. Yekaterinburg. winter 2013

door Yuriy Bel'mesov, 250 hier vandaan

Dinamo Stadium. Yekaterinburg. winter 2013

D: sky lanterns

door Anton Fadeev, 250 hier vandaan

sky lanterns

E: October Square

door Anton Fedorchenko, 260 hier vandaan

Square in the center of Yekaterinburg front of the Government and the legislature of Sverdlovsk region

October Square

F: sk8 in Ekaterinburg

door Oleg Lobanov, 280 hier vandaan

sk8  in Ekaterinburg

G: Ekaterinbrg, the Duma, Hyatt hotel, theater Drammeh

door Yuriy Bel'mesov, 340 hier vandaan

Ekaterinbrg, the Duma, Hyatt hotel, theater Drammeh

H: стоянка у Белого дома

door Alex Zamuruew, 440 hier vandaan

стоянка у Белого дома

I: DInamo

door Alex Zamuruew, 480 hier vandaan


Dit panorama is genomen in Russia

Dit is een overzicht van 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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