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Epiphany in the waters of Meschersky pond

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It is an old Russian tradition - on the day of Epiphany you dip in the ice cold waters of lake or river, through a cross-shaped hole in the ice.
All precautions were taken: the paramedics were ready, divers wearing dry neoprene suits were standing near the ice-hole - but none of them came into play.

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A: Epiphany in the waters of Meschersky pond

door Andrey Ilyin, minder dan 10 meter hier vandaan

It is an old Russian tradition - on the day of Epiphany you dip in the ice cold waters of lake or riv...

Epiphany in the waters of Meschersky pond

B: Pano S

door Анатолий Макаров, 2.7 hier vandaan

Pano S

C: Ochakovo

door Vladislav Moskvin, 2.9 hier vandaan

Ochakovo

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door Анатолий Макаров, 3.0 hier vandaan

E: Michurinskii prospekt

door Vladislav Moskvin, 4.1 hier vandaan

Michurinskii prospekt

F: Tsaritsyno Museum

door Olga Agni, 4.2 hier vandaan

Tsaritsyno - palace and park ensemble in the south of Moscow; laid on the orders of Empress Catherine...

Tsaritsyno Museum

G: Tsaritsyno

door Olga Agni, 4.2 hier vandaan

Tsaritsyno - palace and park ensemble in the south of Moscow; laid on the orders of Empress Catherine...

Tsaritsyno

H: Vereyskaya Plaza

door Semenov Kirill, 4.5 hier vandaan

It so happened that the panorama filmed over two days. In one of the buildings of the business centre...

Vereyskaya Plaza

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door Анатолий Макаров, 4.7 hier vandaan

J: House Ring

door Semenov Kirill, 5.3 hier vandaan

House Ring

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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