Katun river - Korona Altaya
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Katun river - Korona Altaya

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A: Island on Katun river, july 2013

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 350 meter bort

Island on Katun river, july 2013

B: Aya lake - Altai Russia aerial pano

av Markin Aleksandr, 620 meter bort

Aya lake - Altai Russia aerial pano

C: Road to the rock «Devil's Finger», july 2013

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 1.6 km bort

Road to the rock «Devil's Finger», july 2013

D: Close to the rock «Devil's Finger», july 2013

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 2.4 km bort

Close to the rock «Devil's Finger», july 2013

E: Hell finger place - aerial panorama

av Markin Aleksandr, 2.4 km bort

Hell finger mountain place - aerial view

Hell finger place - aerial panorama

F: Hell finger rock - Altai Russia

av Markin Aleksandr, 2.6 km bort

Hell finger rock - Altai Russia

G: Hell finger rock - Altai Russia

av Markin Aleksandr, 2.6 km bort

Hell finger rock - Altai Russia

H: Devil's finger rock, july 2013

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 2.6 km bort

Devil's finger rock, july 2013

I: Hotel Stik-Travel, july 2013

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 2.6 km bort

Hotel Stik-Travel, july 2013

J: Katun river - new bridge from helicopter

av Markin Aleksandr, 3.9 km bort

Katun river - new bridge from helicopter

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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