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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Bulachny bridge - winter Kazan

door Andrey Golubev, 40 hier vandaan

Bulachny bridge - winter Kazan

B: Pushkin street in winter Kazan

door Andrey Golubev, 70 hier vandaan

Pushkin street in winter Kazan

C: Teatr Kamala in Kazan

door Alexandr Danilov, 90 hier vandaan

Teatr Kamala in Kazan

D: Nizhniy Kaban Lake - Kazan

door Andrey Golubev, 130 hier vandaan

Nizhniy Kaban Lake - Kazan

E: Academic theatre of Kazan

door Andrey Golubev, 130 hier vandaan

Academic theatre of Kazan

F: Square in front of the Kamal theater at Night

door Sergey Berdnik, 140 hier vandaan

Square in front of the Kamal theater at Night

G: Monument to Kol Ghali - Kazan

door Andrey Golubev, 350 hier vandaan

Monument to Kol Ghali - Kazan

H: Park 1000th anniversary of Kazan

door Andrey Golubev, 380 hier vandaan

Park 1000th anniversary of Kazan

I: Park 1000th anniversary of Kazan

door Andrey Golubev, 400 hier vandaan

Park 1000th anniversary of Kazan

J: G.Tukai Square in winter - Kazan

door Andrey Golubev, 400 hier vandaan

G.Tukai Square in winter - Kazan

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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