Kebab picnic in Kuchino
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Kebab picnic in Kuchino

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Imagini apropiate de Russia


A: Autumn park in the vicinities of Moscow

de Peter Manaenko, la 3.0 km distanta

Autumn park in the vicinities of Moscow

B: Fox Rock

de Vladimir Grinchenko, la 3.1 km distanta

Fox Rock

C: Forest

de Vladimir Grinchenko, la 3.7 km distanta


D: The center of Zheleznodorozhniy

de Peter Manaenko, la 3.9 km distanta

The center of Zheleznodorozhniy

E: Winter

de Vladimir Grinchenko, la 3.9 km distanta


F: Picnic

de Vladimir Grinchenko, la 4.3 km distanta


G: Dsc04639 Panorama

de Aleksey Stroganov, la 4.4 km distanta

Dsc04639 Panorama

H: Памятник неизвестному солдату

de Aleksey Stroganov, la 4.5 km distanta

Памятник неизвестному солдату

I: Площадь славы зимой

de Aleksey Stroganov, la 4.5 km distanta

Площадь славы зимой

J: Проспект Ленина

de Aleksey Stroganov, la 4.6 km distanta

Проспект Ленина

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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