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Tyrgan, aerial view, september 2006

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Stroiteley prospectus (2), august 2005

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 450 hier vandaan

Stroiteley prospectus (2), august 2005

B: Stroiteley prospectus, august 2005

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 460 hier vandaan

Stroiteley prospectus, august 2005

C: Stroiteley prospectus, march 2004

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 470 hier vandaan

Stroiteley prospectus, march 2004

D: 6th microdistrict of Prokopievsk, january 2014

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 480 hier vandaan

6th microdistrict of Prokopievsk, january 2014

E: Soccer field, april 2014

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 480 hier vandaan

Soccer field, april 2014

F: Zholtovskogo street, august 2004

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 830 hier vandaan

Zholtovskogo street, august 2004

G: Obrutcheva st., june 2010

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 850 hier vandaan

Obrutcheva st., june 2010

I: In the courtyards of Esenina st., june 2010

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 860 hier vandaan

In the courtyards of Esenina st., june 2010

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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