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Panorama's in de omgeving van St. Petersburg

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A: Невский 58. Каминная комната. (Nevskiy 58. Room with fireplace)

door Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 60 hier vandaan

Невский 58, здание бывшего Международного Банковского Института

Невский 58. Каминная комната. (Nevskiy 58. Room with fireplace)

B: Невский 58. Вид с балкона на Невский проспект (Nevskiy 58. Nevskiy pr. view from the balcony)

door Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 60 hier vandaan

Невский 58, здание бывшего Международного Банковского Института

Невский 58. Вид с балкона на Невский проспект (Nevskiy 58. Nevskiy pr. view from the balcony)

C: Невский 58. Парадная лестница (Nevskiy 58. Main staircase)

door Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 60 hier vandaan

Невский 58, здание бывшего Международного Банковского Института

Невский 58. Парадная лестница (Nevskiy 58. Main staircase)

D: Невский 58. Зал под большим световым фонарём (Nevskiy 58, A hall under big skylight)

door Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 60 hier vandaan

Невский 58, здание бывшего Международного Банковского Института

Невский 58. Зал под большим световым фонарём (Nevskiy 58, A hall under big skylight)

E: St. Petersburg Monument to Photographer

door Igor Leontyev, 70 hier vandaan

St. Petersburg Monument to Photographer

F: Невский 58. Малый световой фонарь (Nevskiy 58. Small skylight)

door Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 70 hier vandaan

Невский 58, здание бывшего Международного Банковского Института

Невский 58. Малый световой фонарь (Nevskiy 58. Small skylight)

G:

door Yuriy Filatov, 80 hier vandaan

H: Невский 58. Большой световой фонарь (Nevskiy 58. Big skylight)

door Anton Gulya-Yanovskiy, 100 hier vandaan

Невский 58, здание бывшего Международного Банковского Института

Невский 58. Большой световой фонарь (Nevskiy 58. Big skylight)

I: Спас-на-крови

door Timofej Golovenko, 140 hier vandaan

Спас-на-крови

J: Nevsky avenue nearby Gostinny Dvor

door Alexey Klement, 250 hier vandaan

Nevsky avenue nearby Gostinny Dvor

Dit panorama is genomen in St. Petersburg, 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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