Lake near mine Zenkovskaya, july 2012
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Lake near mine Zenkovskaya, july 2012

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Närliggande bilder i Russia

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A: Zenkovo mountain view, august 2010

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 2.4 km bort

Zenkovo mountain view, august 2010

B: Zenkovo mountain view 3, july 2014

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 3.2 km bort

Zenkovo mountain view 3, july 2014

C: Zenkovo mountain view 2, july 2014

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 3.2 km bort

Zenkovo mountain view 2, july 2014

D: Autumn in Zenkovo, september 2004

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 3.5 km bort

Autumn in Zenkovo, september 2004

F: Open-cast mines around 4, march 2014

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 5.8 km bort

Open-cast mines around 4, march 2014

G: Open-cast mines around, august 2010

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 6.0 km bort

Open-cast mines around, august 2010

H: Garden plot, july 2005

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 6.3 km bort

Garden plot, july 2005

I: Suburban area pond, may 2004

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 6.3 km bort

Suburban area pond, may 2004

J: Open-cast mine, october 2005

av Dmitri Melinchuk, 6.4 km bort

Open-cast mine, october 2005

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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