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Distorted sedimentary rocks of Tethys ocean in valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

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Distorted sedimentary rocks of Tethys ocean in valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

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A: Mountain spring in the valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

door Alexander Adashkevich, 60 hier vandaan

Mountain spring in the valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

Mountain spring in the valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

B: Waterfall "Weeping bear" in the valley Pshada. August 2012.

door Alexander Adashkevich, 230 hier vandaan

Waterfall "Weeping bear" in the valley Pshada. August 2012.

Waterfall "Weeping bear" in the valley Pshada. August 2012.

C: "Divnomed’e". Valley of river pshada. August 2012.

door Alexander Adashkevich, 440 hier vandaan

"Divnomed’e". Valley of river pshada. August 2012.

"Divnomed’e". Valley of river pshada. August 2012.

D: Pool in the tributary of river Pshada. August 2012.

door Alexander Adashkevich, 450 hier vandaan

Pool in the tributary of river Pshada. August 2012.

Pool in the tributary of river Pshada. August 2012.

E: Waterfall in the valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

door Alexander Adashkevich, 510 hier vandaan

Waterfall in the valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

Waterfall in the valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

F: Oblego Mountain

door Vlad Kanevskiy, 2.0 hier vandaan

A view from Oblego Mountain near Pshada

Oblego Mountain

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door Vlad Pasko, 4.6 hier vandaan

H:

door Vlad Pasko, 4.7 hier vandaan

I:

door Vlad Pasko, 4.7 hier vandaan

J: Dolmens in valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

door Alexander Adashkevich, 4.7 hier vandaan

Dolmens in valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

Dolmens in valley of river Pshada. August 2012.

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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