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Visimo-Ytkinsk's waterfall
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The village Uralets, temple
Mountain Poperechnaya, north slope
Mountain Poperechnaya
roman codavr
вышка связи на г. Белой
Mountain Belaya, chairlift
Mountain Belaia
Equi
Mountain Bilimbay
roman codavr
гора Острая. весёлые горы. Свердловская область
Mountain Oborotnaia
Thomas Blanket
Spain, Montserrat Surroundings
omid jafarnezhad
Chahar Fasl (Four Seasons) Museum
Carlos Esparza Ramón
Sunset at Punta Morro Atardecer
Thomas Blanket
Spain, Montserrat, Monasterio, Atrium
Thomas Blanket
Spain, Barcelona, Park Güell, Sala Hipóstila
David Mariotti
Skate Rental at Historic Midway State Park
Lev Romanov
flour mill
Edward Oest
Fatehpur Sikr, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Jakub Laštovička
Ruins of the windmill at Příčovy
wongchichuen
Tai Mo Shan Country Park(大帽山郊野公園), New Territories
Peter Manaenko
Ski road (red 12) in Bansko
Peter Manaenko
Ski lift station in Bansko
Peter Manaenko
The Park of Eternal Glory in Kiev
Peter Manaenko
Nizhniy Tagil pond
Peter Manaenko
Hotel waterpool
Peter Manaenko
Fontain in the GUM shop
Peter Manaenko
May holidays 2010 in St. Petersburg with friends
Peter Manaenko
Red ski road in Bansko
Peter Manaenko
Fontain in the GUM shop
Peter Manaenko
Autumn park in the vicinities of Moscow
More About 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 ChitaAlthough 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.