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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Christmas Tree

door VR TLT Photography, 110 hier vandaan

Christmas Tree

B: Theater "The Wheel", small scene

door VR TLT Photography, 130 hier vandaan

Theater "The Wheel", small scene

C: our house

door VR TLT Photography, 140 hier vandaan

our house

D: Skiing lodge

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Skiing lodge

E: Капище

door VR TLT Photography, 1.2 hier vandaan

Капище

F: temple idols 2

door VR TLT Photography, 1.3 hier vandaan

temple idols 2

G: Ice Hockey. LADA vs. Diesel

door VR TLT Photography, 1.3 hier vandaan

Ice Hockey. LADA vs. Diesel

H: Togliatty "Volgar"

door Ivan Polushkin, 1.4 hier vandaan

This is a beautiful view of city Togliatty above 200 meters.

Togliatty "Volgar"

I: Victory Park, monument to war heroes

door VR TLT Photography, 1.4 hier vandaan

Victory Park, monument to war heroes

J: office Center Qvadrat

door VR TLT Photography, 1.4 hier vandaan

office Center Qvadrat

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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