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Panorama's in de omgeving van St. Petersburg

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A: Italian Bridge, St. Petersburg

door Özgür Örsoğlu, 10 hier vandaan

Italian Bridge, St. Petersburg

B: Singer house and Kazansky Cathedral

door Alexey Klement, 110 hier vandaan

Singer house and Kazansky Cathedral

C: Malaya Konushennaya street

door Michael Smirnov, 160 hier vandaan

Санкт-Петербург, Малая Конюшенная 5

Malaya Konushennaya street

D: The area of arts 27.05.2012

door Andrey Minenko, 200 hier vandaan

The area of arts 27.05.2012

E: Nevsky Street, Kazan Cathedral

door Özgür Örsoğlu, 200 hier vandaan

Nevsky Street, Kazan Cathedral

F:

door Yuriy Filatov, 220 hier vandaan

G: Staff entrance!!! 05.06.2011

door Andrey Minenko, 220 hier vandaan

Staff entrance!!! 05.06.2011

H:

door Yuriy Filatov, 230 hier vandaan

I: Dostoyevsky Room 04.06.2011

door Andrey Minenko, 230 hier vandaan

Dostoyevsky Room 04.06.2011

J:

door Serge Vorobiev, 230 hier vandaan

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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