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Närliggande bilder i Russia

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A: Tura river embankment. November.

av Chebaldin Vladimir, 3.0 km bort

Tura river embankment. November.

B: Lomowall at Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

av Chebaldin Vladimir, 3.0 km bort

Lomowall at Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

C: Park Alexandrovsky (Zagorodniy). Infrared.

av Chebaldin Vladimir, 3.0 km bort

Park Alexandrovsky (Zagorodniy). Infrared.

D: Instagram Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

av Chebaldin Vladimir, 3.0 km bort

Instagram Photo Exhibition #DigitalFilm

E: Supports of the "Bridge of lovers"

av Chebaldin Vladimir, 3.1 km bort

Supports of the "Bridge of lovers"

G: Larch trees in hoarfrost.

av Chebaldin Vladimir, 3.1 km bort

Larch trees in hoarfrost.

H: Tyumen Trinity Monastery

av Kalinin Andrey, 3.2 km bort

Tyumen Trinity Monastery is located on the edge of the city of Tyumen Yamskaya settlement in the nort...

Tyumen Trinity Monastery

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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