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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: P1140991 50159 6pipslogo

door Timofey Osipov, 370 hier vandaan

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B: P1140707 886 B 0i2logo

door Timofey Osipov, 680 hier vandaan

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C: P1130022 165 Ips Logo

door Timofey Osipov, 720 hier vandaan

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D: Img 1134 229ud2 Logo

door Timofey Osipov, 1.2 hier vandaan

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E: Ergaki - way to Light lake from Bird

door Andrew Borus, 1.3 hier vandaan

Ergaki - way to Light lake from Bird

F: P1160226 411 Panorama3ipslogo

door Timofey Osipov, 1.3 hier vandaan

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G: Lake Zolotarnoye

door Konstantin Krasnov, 1.4 hier vandaan

Lake Zolotarnoye

H: The Ergaki Nature Park - mountain Dinosaur

door Konstantin Krasnov, 1.5 hier vandaan

The Ergaki Nature Park - mountain Dinosaur

I: P1400061 183 Dec3 Ilogo

door Timofey Osipov, 1.5 hier vandaan

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J: P1160413 568 Panorama2ipslogo

door Timofey Osipov, 1.5 hier vandaan

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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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