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view on Dvurechensk
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mountain Svetlaya
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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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Melnica
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Svetliy (16/01/2011)
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Выезд из п. Октябрьский
Marcio Cabral
Olho dagua water spring 3
Mark de Graaf
Wave Rock Hyden
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Kelburne Tea Estate, Haputale, Sri Lanka
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Bungee sunset
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Bottom of Keyhole Falls, Subway
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Hochwasser Würzburg 2011
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Narrow alleys in Xintiandi
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Ghetto
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Kolob Arch
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Queens Garden in Bryce Canyon
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Evening in Mostar /BiH
Marcio Cabral
Iguazu falls
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dam
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Место для отдыха
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sun dali - 5
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brickworks quarry
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Nijnyaya Sinyachiha - 2
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Svyato-Troickii sobor Verhoturskogo kremlya
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УрГУПС. Холл
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Гари, ул. Пионерская
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bomber IL-28
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house landlord
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sunset on railway
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Malysheva 19 (1)
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.