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view on Dvurechensk
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Гора Светлая
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Tokarevo (22/01/2011)
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Between Shaidurovo and Bobrovskiy
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damp in cherdatsevo
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Базальтовые скалы
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Базальтовые скалы 2
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shaidurovo
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Kadnikovo (05-02-2011)
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Мельница
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Svetliy (16/01/2011)
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Выезд из п. Октябрьский
Naum Krstanovski Nakka
St. Archangel Michael 12th century Macedonia, Prilep
Jann Lipka
Poland -Sukiennice Krakow - Drapers Hall - ancient shopping mall of Krakow
Stefan Solakov
Rila mountain
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Shiraz Night Cafe during Ramadan -Iran
Tibor Illes
Szoke Tisza hotel ship wreck - dance hall
Federico Infanti
Cormons S Adalberto
Manuel Gine
Sedassos Square
Heinz Kirschner
Rampoldplatte
Gregory Panayotou
Atelier Kite Beach
Sandor Veress
Village Museum (Falumuzeum), Holloko
Igor Marx
Rappbodetalsperre
Antonino Del Popolo
Taormina, corso Umberto - Palazzo Ciampoli
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baza karaguz 2
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Night in Oktyabr'skiy
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Kourovskaya observatoriya
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Sherbakovka
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пруд в п. Каменка
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Kosmakova
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Кольцово. Перрон 2
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between Pervomaiskiy and Kamenka
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Сажина, около вышки
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azov 3
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Кольцово. На перроне около самолета
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Mer om 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 ChitaAlthough 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.