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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Saturn Towers

door Евгений Орлов, 10 hier vandaan

Saturn Towers modern apartment complex built on the banks of the Kama River in the city of Perm. This...

Saturn Towers

B: View of the Kama river

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 20 hier vandaan

View of the Kama river

C: View of the Kama river 2

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 20 hier vandaan

View of the Kama river 2

D: Perm long stories 2011

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 50 hier vandaan

Perm long stories 2011

E: Perm long stories 2011

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 60 hier vandaan

Perm long stories 2011

F: Пермь. Старое и Новое.

door Евгений Орлов, 70 hier vandaan

Пермь. Старое и Новое.

G: Пермь. Лукойл-Информ.

door Евгений Орлов, 100 hier vandaan

Пермь. Лукойл-Информ.

H: Fish day

door Mikhail Nagaitsev, 220 hier vandaan

Fish day (Ufa) on White nights in Perm

Fish day

I: Пермь. Улица Торговая (1).

door Евгений Орлов, 460 hier vandaan

Друзья, идем дальше по Перми. Замечательный уголок. Когда-то это было начало Слудской горки. Улица То...

Пермь. Улица Торговая (1).

J: VKIU roof

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 470 hier vandaan

VKIU roof

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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