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Pushkin Ekaterinensky Palace (1) 30.04.2011

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Närliggande bilder i St. Petersburg


A: Ekaterininskiy Park - Pushkino

av Andrey Golubev, 30 meter bort

Ekaterininskiy Park - Pushkino

C: The Great Hall - the hall of Lights

av Min Heo, 50 meter bort

The Great Hall - the hall of Lights

D: Ekaterininskiy Park - Pushkino

av Andrey Golubev, 90 meter bort

Ekaterininskiy Park - Pushkino

E: Russia, Pushkin, Catherine Palace

av Thomas Blanket, 100 meter bort

Russia, Pushkin, Catherine Palace

F: Ekaterininskiy Palace

av Andrey Golubev, 100 meter bort

Ekaterininskiy Palace

G: Tsarskoye Seló. Main facade.

av Sergi March, 100 meter bort

The Tsar's Village (Russian: Царское Село, Tsarskoe Selo) was the former residence of the Russian imp...

Tsarskoye Seló. Main facade.

I: Ekaterininskiy Palace

av Andrey Golubev, 110 meter bort

Ekaterininskiy Palace

J: Catherine Palace

av Allan Der, 110 meter bort

The Summer residence Catherine Palace is named for Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great. The inte...

Catherine Palace

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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