Zholtovskogo street, august 2004
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Zholtovskogo street, august 2004

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Russia

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A: Stroiteley prospectus, march 2004

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 390 hier vandaan

Stroiteley prospectus, march 2004

B: Stroiteley prospectus, august 2005

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 390 hier vandaan

Stroiteley prospectus, august 2005

C: Stroiteley prospectus, october 2013

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 400 hier vandaan

Stroiteley prospectus, october 2013

D: Stroiteley prospectus (2), august 2005

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 410 hier vandaan

Stroiteley prospectus (2), august 2005

E: Soccer field, april 2014

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 440 hier vandaan

Soccer field, april 2014

G: Tyrgan, april 2006

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 520 hier vandaan

Tyrgan, april 2006

H: Pioneer blvd, june 2012

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 620 hier vandaan

Pioneer blvd, june 2012

I: Student park, may 2014

door Dmitri Melinchuk, 750 hier vandaan

Student park, may 2014

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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