Yaroslavl river-boat station.
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Yaroslavl river-boat station.

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A lot of tourists start their visit of Yaroslavl city here. A huge part of a city - ancient town is a UNESCO heritage. Volga embankment is very popular place among the citizens and tourists.

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Yaroslavl

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A: Волжская наб., Управление СЖД

door Шубкин Сергей, 120 hier vandaan

Волжская наб., Управление СЖД

B: Благовещенская и Вознесенская церкви

door Шубкин Сергей, 150 hier vandaan

Благовещенская и Вознесенская церкви

C: Riverport

door Ivan Petrov, 220 hier vandaan

Riverport

D: День Волги

door Шубкин Сергей, 260 hier vandaan

День Волги

E:

door Шубкин Сергей, 260 hier vandaan

G: Волжская наб.в районе Управления СЖД

door Шубкин Сергей, 340 hier vandaan

Волжская наб.в районе Управления СЖД

H:

door Шубкин Сергей, 400 hier vandaan

I: Yaroslavl Sovetskaya 12 roof - courtyard view

door Andrey Strunin, 430 hier vandaan

Yaroslavl Sovetskaya 12 roof - courtyard view

J: Yaroslavl, Sovetskaya 12/9 roof

door Andrey Strunin, 470 hier vandaan

Yaroslavl, Sovetskaya 12/9 roof

Dit panorama is genomen in Yaroslavl, 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.

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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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