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The ruins of an abandoned hospital.

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A: The ruins of an abandoned hospital.

de Yuriy Bel'mesov, la distanta de 10 metri

The ruins of an abandoned hospital.

B: The ruins of an abandoned hospital.

de Yuriy Bel'mesov, la distanta de 10 metri

The ruins of an abandoned hospital.

C: Birds Hill. Berezovsky, the Urals, Russia.

de Yuriy Bel'mesov, la 1.1 km distanta

Birds Hill. Berezovsky, the Urals, Russia.

D: garage

de Ivan, la 1.2 km distanta

garage

E: Russia, Berezovsky, health track 2009

de Yuriy Bel'mesov, la 1.7 km distanta

Russia, Berezovsky, health track 2009

F: bridge

de Anton Fadeev, la 1.9 km distanta

bridge

G: In the garden

de Evgeny Pogrebnyak, la 2.9 km distanta

In the garden

H: Pishma river

de Evgeny Pogrebnyak, la 3.0 km distanta

Pishma river

I: Tour night

de Artem Kaygorodov, la 3.0 km distanta

Tour night

J: Sands near Ekaterinburg

de Eu Sh, la 3.3 km distanta

Sands near Ekaterinburg

Aceasta panorama a fost facuta in Russia

Aceasta este un ansamblu a 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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