Garden of Winter Palace, Petersburg
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Garden of Winter Palace, Petersburg

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he Winter Palace (Russian: Зимний дворец) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, was, from 1732 to 1917, the official residence of the Russian Tsars. Situated between the Palace Embankment and the Palace Square, adjacent to the site of Peter the Great's original Winter Palace, the present and fourth Winter Palace was built and altered almost continuously between the late 1730s and 1837, when it was severely damaged by fire and immediately rebuilt.[1] The storming of the palace in 1917 became an iconic symbol of the Russian Revolution.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van St. Petersburg

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A: Hermitage courtyard

door Koshelev, 50 hier vandaan

Courtyard of the Winter palace (architect G.F.Rastrelli, 18 centuries). Enters into a complex of buil...

Hermitage courtyard

B: Hermitage. Jordan Staircase. Эрмитаж. Иорданская лестница

door Koshelev, 70 hier vandaan

Парадной лестнице - блестящему шедевру барокко - отводилась важнейшая роль. Гости императоров, послы ...

Hermitage. Jordan Staircase.  Эрмитаж. Иорданская лестница

C: The Sacrifice of Abraham

door Özgür Örsoğlu, 90 hier vandaan

The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.

The Sacrifice of Abraham

E: Embankment near The State Hermitage Museum

door Ivan Garanin, 120 hier vandaan

Embankment near The State Hermitage Museum

F: Winter Palace

door Sergey Zhurov, 130 hier vandaan

Winter Palace

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door Serge Vorobiev, 140 hier vandaan

H: Palace Embankment

door Sergey Zhurov, 140 hier vandaan

Palace Embankment

I: Palace Square view on Hermitage Museum / Winter palace

door Jann Lipka, 140 hier vandaan

Hermitage Museum - main entrance view from the Palace Square, One of the richest art colections are o...

Palace Square view on Hermitage Museum / Winter palace

J: Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University

door Gennadii Afonin, 140 hier vandaan

Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University (Санкт-Петербургский государственный педиатрическ...

Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University

Dit panorama is genomen in St. Petersburg, Russia

Dit is een overzicht van Russia

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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.

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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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