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Sunset at the White Sea Biological Station (MSU)

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Polar circle road sign

door Evgeny Efimov, 15.3 hier vandaan

Polar circle road sign

B: Guest area

door Boldovskiy Egor, 38.2 hier vandaan

Guest area

C: Middle island (Sredniy)

door Boldovskiy Egor, 38.3 hier vandaan

Middle island (Sredniy)

D: Near Zelenoborsky

door Evgeny Efimov, 46.7 hier vandaan

Near Zelenoborsky

E: Flat Luda test

door Boldovskiy Egor, 50.8 hier vandaan

Flat Luda test

F: labyrinth "Vavilon"

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 68.1 hier vandaan

Kandalaksha labyrinth Vavilon

labyrinth "Vavilon"

G: Karelia. Sonreka River.

door Lev Trusov, 68.1 hier vandaan

Karelia. Sonreka River.

H: mountain Volosyanaya

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 69.2 hier vandaan

Kandalaksha mountain Volosyanaya

mountain Volosyanaya

I: mountain Krestovaya 1

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 69.3 hier vandaan

Kandalaksha mountain Krestovaya

mountain Krestovaya 1

J: mountain Krestovaya 2

door Andrei Kuznetcov, 69.4 hier vandaan

Kandalaksha mountain Krestovaya

mountain Krestovaya 2

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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