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Oka. Autumn. Polenovo.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Sunset. Behkovo.

door Furman Artjem, 70 hier vandaan

Sunset. Behkovo.

B: Autumn. Bekhovo.

door Furman Artjem, 70 hier vandaan

Autumn. Bekhovo.

C: View from Behovo.Oka.

door Furman Artjem, 80 hier vandaan

View from Behovo.Oka.

D: Oka. Behovo

door Furman Artjem, 100 hier vandaan

Oka. Behovo

E: Church. Cemetery. Bekovo

door Furman Artjem, 170 hier vandaan

Church. Cemetery. Bekovo

F: Choir. Church. Bekhovo

door Furman Artjem, 170 hier vandaan

Choir. Church. Bekhovo

G: Church. Lendscape of Bekhovo

door Furman Artjem, 170 hier vandaan

Church. Lendscape of Bekhovo

H: bell tower, church, Behovo

door Furman Artjem, 200 hier vandaan

bell tower, church, Behovo

I: Church. Bekhovo.

door Furman Artjem, 200 hier vandaan

Church. Bekhovo.

J: The entrance to the church. Bekhovo

door Furman Artjem, 210 hier vandaan

The entrance to the church. Bekhovo

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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