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The ruins of the old house.

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A: The people on Vyborg street

av Alexey Klement, 70 meter bort

That is ordinary scene on the street of Vyborg. Two little aborihen schoolgirs have a loaf and observ...

The people on Vyborg street

B: View from the attic window to Vyborg

av Andrey Strunin, 110 meter bort

View from the attic window to Vyborg

C: Area of ​​the Staroy Ratushi

av Andrey Strunin, 120 meter bort

Area of ​​the Staroy Ratushi

D: Clock Tower

av Dmitriy Krasko, 150 meter bort

Hours are working properly. So you, my friends, you can see how much your humble servant was near the...

Clock Tower

E: Vyborg from the castle tower

av Nikita Mikhal'kov, 260 meter bort

Vyborg from the castle tower

F: Vyborg Castle

av Renat Salimgareev, 280 meter bort

Вы́боргский замок

Vyborg Castle

G: Pier Seaport in the city of Vyborg.

av Dmitriy Krasko, 410 meter bort

Pier Seaport in the city of Vyborg. Was a terrible wind just blew off his feet. It was very cold and ...

Pier Seaport in the city of Vyborg.

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av Александр Павлов, 1.0 km bort

I: Park Monrepo Reserve

av Renat Salimgareev, 2.1 km bort

Монрепо (фр. Mon Repos — «мой покой», «моё отдохновение») — скальный пейзажный парк на берегу Выборгс...

Park Monrepo Reserve

J: Building a pier for boats

av Alexandr Suslov, 15.9 km bort

Building a pier for boats

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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