Gorky square. New Year Day tree.
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Gorky square. New Year Day tree.

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Närliggande bilder i Russia

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A: Place of M. Gorky

av Alex Bay, 70 meter bort

Площадь Максима Горького в Нижнем Новгороде

Place of M. Gorky

B: Gorky Square. Winter illumination.

av Anton Fomchenko, 100 meter bort

Gorky Square. Winter illumination.

C: Nizhny Novgorod Center

av Dawid Gorny, 430 meter bort

Nizhny Novgorod Center

Nizhny Novgorod Center

D: Bolshaya Pokrovskaya str. Art Market.

av Anton Fomchenko, 540 meter bort

Bolshaya Pokrovskaya str. Art Market.

E: restaurant "Vitalich"

av Andrey Skvortcov, 630 meter bort

Оружейный зал ресторана "Виталич"

restaurant "Vitalich"

F: Bol. Pokrovskaja st.

av Andrey Skvortcov, 630 meter bort

Вид на улицу Большая Покровская в Нижнем Новгороде

Bol. Pokrovskaja st.

G: Apocalyptic studies. Part 2

av Anton Tsarkov, 650 meter bort

Apocalyptic studies. Part 2

H: Take Action

av Anton Tsarkov, 710 meter bort

Take Action

I: Central Bank in Nizhny Novogrod

av Dawid Gorny, 730 meter bort

Central Bank in Nizhny Novogrod

Central Bank in Nizhny Novogrod

J: Central bank entrance.

av Anton Fomchenko, 730 meter bort

Central bank entrance.

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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