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Pskov. Krom and Trinity cathedral at night.

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Pskov is one of oldest towns of Russia. Most significant place of Pskov is named Krom - the fortness in centre of the town.

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A: Pskov. Krom. The Trinity cathedral

od Alexey Klement, 80 meters away

Pskov is one of oldest towns of Russia. Most significant place of Pskov is named Krom - the fortness ...

Pskov. Krom. The Trinity cathedral

B: Pskov. Sovetskaya quay and the Kremlin

od Vladimir Petrov, 90 meters away

Pskov. Sovetskaya quay and the Kremlin

C: Memorial Cross in Pskov Kremlin

od Andrey Ilyin, 150 meters away

Memorial Cross in Pskov Kremlin

D: The Veche Square

od Ozerov Andrey, 150 meters away

The Veche Square

E: Pskov. Soviet Embankment.

od Lev Trusov, 170 meters away

Pskov. Soviet Embankment.

F: Night street.

od Andrey Ilyin, 250 meters away

Night street.

G: Ulica Gercena

od Anastasiya Grigoreva, 270 meters away

Ulica Gercena

H: Dust.

od Andrey Ilyin, 270 meters away

Dust.

I: Street Leon Pozemsky

od Vladimir Petrov, 310 meters away

Street Leon  Pozemsky

J: estuary Pskova

od Ozerov Andrey, 320 meters away

estuary Pskova

This panorama was taken in Pskov, Europe

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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