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Molodezhnyi Peak

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A: Peak Molodezhnyi, second summit

av Dmitry Yurlagin, 90 meter bort

Peak Molodezhnyi, second summit

B: Pass Of Painters

av Dmitry Yurlagin, 490 meter bort

Pass Of Painters

C: mt. Oreshek

av Dmitry Yurlagin, 1.0 km bort

mt. Oreshek

D: Oreshek (04)

av Alexey Bazlaev, 1.2 km bort

Russia, Siberia, Ancient Sayan Mountains, Ergaki Ridge This place is called Oreshek (Nutlet) for a sp...

Oreshek (04)

E: Tajgish

av Alexey Bazlaev, 1.2 km bort

Russia, Siberia, Ancient Sayan Mountains, Ergaki Ridge One of the most picturesque places in Ergaki i...

Tajgish

F: P1390533 669 3

av Timofey Osipov, 1.4 km bort

P1390533 669 3

G: Hanging Stone

av Dmitry Yurlagin, 1.5 km bort

Hanging Stone

H: P1160664 834 52ipslogo

av Timofey Osipov, 1.6 km bort

P1160664 834 52ipslogo

I: Visyachiy Kamen (03)

av Alexey Bazlaev, 1.6 km bort

Russia, Siberia, Ancient Sayan Mountains, Ergaki Ridge Giant Rock called Visyachiy Kamen (Hanging Roc...

Visyachiy Kamen (03)

J: Ergaki - pass Bird

av Andrew Borus, 1.6 km bort

Ergaki - pass Bird

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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