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Snowman near Ural hotel

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Cardboard-on-Kama

door Mikhail Nagaitsev, 80 hier vandaan

Cardboard-on-Kama, http://nakame.cardboardia.info/index.php?lang=en&item=2&tread=1

Cardboard-on-Kama

B: White Nights 2012: A piano in the street: the Colosseum

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 150 hier vandaan

White Nights 2012: A piano in the street: the Colosseum

C: White nights 2012 Scottish orchestra

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 160 hier vandaan

White nights 2012 Scottish orchestra

D: Startup Point

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 170 hier vandaan

Startup Point

E: Summer avenue

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 170 hier vandaan

Summer avenue

F: Street art "Bend your own line"

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 190 hier vandaan

Street art "Bend your own line"

G: Graffiti by Street Art Studio

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 280 hier vandaan

Graffiti by Street Art Studio

H: Geo graphia

door Mikhail Nagaitsev, 290 hier vandaan

Geo_graphia is product of public art programm of museum of contemporary arts PERMM

Geo graphia

I: Пермь. Торговый центр "Алмаз".

door Евгений Орлов, 290 hier vandaan

Пермь. Торговый центр "Алмаз".

J: Power made of concrete

door Timofey Dubrovskikh, 300 hier vandaan

Power made of concrete

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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