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A: Salsk, Rostovskaya oblast

av Vinichenko Olga, 370 meter bort

Salsk, Rostovskaya oblast

B: Railroad crossing at Seyatel'

av Artyom Vedenkin, 28.3 km bort

This panorama was captured on the outskirts of the village near the railway crossing on my Nokia N8.

Railroad crossing at Seyatel'

C: Img 0602 1

av plazma2004 Directx, 28.7 km bort

Img 0602 1

D: Img 0603 1

av plazma2004 Directx, 29.1 km bort

Img 0603 1

E: Img 0678

av plazma2004 Directx, 29.5 km bort

Img 0678

F: Memorial Of Military Glory

av Sergey Rusanov, 86.6 km bort

The central square of the village Novopokrovskaya. Here are the Palace of Culture, a pharmacy, the di...

Memorial Of Military Glory

G: Eya River Walkways And Elevators

av Sergey Rusanov, 87.6 km bort

Eya river in stanitsa Novopokrovskaya - quiet and shallow water, flows between the walls of impenetra...

Eya River Walkways And Elevators

H: Kordon On The Eya River

av Sergey Rusanov, 88.1 km bort

The hill on the left bank at the bend of the river Eya  in the north-west of the village Novopokrovsk...

Kordon On The Eya River

I: backyard

av Pano, 88.2 km bort

backyard

J: Veselaya Street

av Sergey Rusanov, 88.5 km bort

Veselaya Street is situated on the southern edge  of Novopokrovskaya village along the bank of the ri...

Veselaya Street

Det här panoramat togs i Russia

Detta är en översikt av 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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