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A: Snowman near Ural hotel

摄影师Timofey Dubrovskikh, 距离此处80远

Snowman near Ural hotel

B: White Nights 2012: A piano in the street: the Colosseum

摄影师Timofey Dubrovskikh, 距离此处100远

White Nights 2012: A piano in the street: the Colosseum

C: White nights 2012 Scottish orchestra

摄影师Timofey Dubrovskikh, 距离此处110远

White nights 2012 Scottish orchestra

D: Startup Point

摄影师Timofey Dubrovskikh, 距离此处200远

Startup Point

E: Пермь. Торговый центр "Алмаз".

摄影师Евгений Орлов, 距离此处210远

Пермь. Торговый центр "Алмаз".

F: Perm.Glass Washers

摄影师Евгений Орлов, 距离此处220远

Annual cleaning of stained glass in the shopping center "Almaz", as well as other glass facades great...

Perm.Glass Washers

G: Perm. Christmas 2014. Success carols.

摄影师Евгений Орлов, 距离此处240远

Пермь. Рождество 2014. Удачные колядки.

Perm. Christmas 2014. Success carols.

H: Street art "Bend your own line"

摄影师Timofey Dubrovskikh, 距离此处240远

Street art "Bend your own line"

I: Summer avenue

摄影师Timofey Dubrovskikh, 距离此处250远

Summer avenue

J: Power made of concrete

摄影师Timofey Dubrovskikh, 距离此处270远

Power made of concrete



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.