«Shakhter» stadium, june 2010
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«Shakhter» stadium, june 2010

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A: «Shakhter» stadium, august 2004

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 30 hier vandaan

«Shakhter» stadium, august 2004

B: Stadium «Shakhter», june 2013

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 30 hier vandaan

Stadium «Shakhter», june 2013

C: «Shakhter» stadium (2), june 2010

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 90 hier vandaan

«Shakhter» stadium (2), june 2010

D: Old city center, june 2013

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 330 hier vandaan

Old city center, june 2013

E: Artyom Street, Ostrovsky cinema, the theater, June 2013

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 420 hier vandaan

Artyom Street, Ostrovsky cinema, the theater, June 2013

F: Shakhterov Avenue, july 2014

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 460 hier vandaan

Shakhterov Avenue, july 2014

G: In the courtyard of Prokopyevsk city hall, June 2013

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 710 hier vandaan

In the courtyard of Prokopyevsk city hall, June 2013

H: Tram and bus stop «Ob'edinenie», June 2013

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 720 hier vandaan

Tram and bus stop «Ob'edinenie», June 2013

I: Shakhterov prospectus, september 2008

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 730 hier vandaan

Shakhterov prospectus, september 2008

J: City center, august 2007

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 750 hier vandaan

City center, august 2007

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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