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The dam on the river Sviyaga

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Kartonia

door Глеб Григорьев, 2.1 hier vandaan

Gorod iz kartona

Kartonia

B: Старый вокзал

door Maria Akhmetova, 3.6 hier vandaan

Здание старого железодорожного вокзала в Ульяновске.

Старый вокзал

C: Улья́новск

door Vladimir Salman, 4.1 hier vandaan

Улья́новск (тат. Сембер, чуваш. Чĕмпĕр, эрз. Ульянонь ош) — город в России, административный центр Ул...

Улья́новск

D: President's Bridge and the Volga river

door Max Ir, 5.1 hier vandaan

President's Bridge and the Volga river

E: President's Bridge and the Volga river

door Max Ir, 5.4 hier vandaan

President's Bridge and the Volga river

F: Ulyanovsk paleontological reserve (Ундоровский палеонтологический заказник)

door Maria Akhmetova, 28.7 hier vandaan

Ульяновский Государственный палеонтологический заказник. Ульяновский заказник тянется полосой шириной...

Ulyanovsk paleontological reserve (Ундоровский палеонтологический заказник)

G: Grannoe ear

door Max Ir, 43.2 hier vandaan

Панорама с Гранного уха

Grannoe ear

H: Skripino kuchury (Скрипинские кучуры)

door Maria Akhmetova, 52.7 hier vandaan

Довольно хорошо сохранившийся участок древней поверхности Приволжской возвышенности с характерным рас...

Skripino kuchury (Скрипинские кучуры)

I: Городской прудок.

door Petrovich, 75.2 hier vandaan

Городской прудок.

J: кладбище

door Petrovich, 75.2 hier vandaan

кладбище

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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