Серебряный бор, лесок у пляжа
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Серебряный бор, лесок у пляжа

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: The Big Bikini Exibition

door Andrey Ilyin, 1.5 hier vandaan

The long cold winter and equally long dull spring make Moscovites thirsty for sunlight. Thanks to the...

The Big Bikini Exibition

B: Picturesque Bridge. Point One.

door Alexander Zhivitsky, 1.6 hier vandaan

Picturesque Bridge (Bridge in Silverpine Forest) - cable-stayed bridge across the Moscow River, is lo...

Picturesque Bridge. Point One.

C: #theMselves Party

door Max Anuchkin, 1.7 hier vandaan

#theMselves Party

D: Krylatskoye perspective

door Artem Svetlov, 1.8 hier vandaan

Krylatskoye perspective

E: Picturesque Bridge. Point Two.

door Alexander Zhivitsky, 1.9 hier vandaan

Picturesque Bridge (Bridge in Silverpine Forest) - cable-stayed bridge across the Moscow River, is lo...

Picturesque Bridge. Point Two.

F: Живописный Мост

door Klyushin Igor, 1.9 hier vandaan

Живописный Мост

G: Moscow Bridge Zhivopisny

door Ruben Karapetyan, 2.0 hier vandaan

Moscow Bridge Zhivopisny

H: Krilatskoe

door Alexey, 2.1 hier vandaan

Krilatskoe

I: Krilatskie Hills

door Alexey, 2.8 hier vandaan

Krilatskie Hills

J: Колониальная мебель

door Алексей Попов, 2.9 hier vandaan

мебель, колонии, выставка

Колониальная мебель

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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