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Närliggande bilder i St. Petersburg

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A: Exhibition «El cosmos no perdona las faltas»

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, mindre än 10 meter bort

Exhibition «El cosmos no perdona las faltas»

B: Abandoned houses

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, mindre än 10 meter bort

Abandoned houses

C: Balcony of «Etazhi»

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 20 meter bort

Balcony of «Etazhi»

D: Loft Project "ETAGI" Roof

av Churbanov Yakov, 60 meter bort

Loft Project ETAGI is not only a cultural center, but a pioneer in loft design and one of the largest...

Loft Project "ETAGI" Roof

E: Amazing staircase in a former apartment house 1 floor

av Dmitriy Krasko, 210 meter bort

Amazing staircase in a former apartment house 1 floor. Once it was built along the intricate architec...

Amazing staircase in a former apartment house 1 floor

F: Amazing staircase in a former apartment house 2 floor

av Dmitriy Krasko, 210 meter bort

Amazing staircase in a former apartment house 2 floor. Once it was built along the intricate architec...

Amazing staircase in a former apartment house 2 floor

G:

av Igor Leontyev, 800 meter bort

H: Kitchen

av Victor Isamukhamedov, 860 meter bort

Kitchen

I: Vladimirskaya. Gloomy morning

av Alexey Klement, 910 meter bort

Vladimirskaya. Gloomy morning

J: Five corners

av Eugeny Korshenkov, 910 meter bort

Вид с перекрестка Загородного проспекта и Разъезжей улицы.

Five corners

Det här panoramat togs i St. Petersburg, 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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