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Närliggande bilder i Russia

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A: Abandoned sad faces

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 390 meter bort

Abandoned sad faces

B: View of Gubakha 2

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 830 meter bort

View of Gubakha 2

C: View of Gubakha

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.0 km bort

View of Gubakha

D: Sad face in Gubakha

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.1 km bort

Sad face in Gubakha

E: Hotel near the ski resort Gubakha

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.1 km bort

Hotel near the ski resort Gubakha

F: Hotel dining room

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.2 km bort

Hotel dining room

G: Working group

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.2 km bort

Working group

H: Low cost hotel room

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.2 km bort

Low cost hotel room

I: Hotel balcony

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.2 km bort

Hotel balcony

J: Party in the light of the factory

av Timofey Dubrovskikh, 1.2 km bort

Party in the light of the factory

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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