Monument to Abai Qunanbaiuli
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Monument to Abai Qunanbaiuli

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Bilder in der Nähe von Baikonur

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A: Monument to Sergei Korolev

von Andrew Bodrov, 320 Meter entfernt

Monument to Sergei Korolev

B: Lay flowers at the Monument to Sergei Korolev

von Andrew Bodrov, 330 Meter entfernt

In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, the backup Expedition 33/34 crewmembers lay some flowers at the Monument to ...

Lay flowers at the Monument to Sergei Korolev

C: Monument to the railwaymen's of cosmodrome

von Andrew Bodrov, 490 Meter entfernt

Monument to the railwaymen's of cosmodrome

D: Stella "Science and Space"

von Andrew Bodrov, 650 Meter entfernt

Stella "Science and Space"

E: The booster "Soyuz"

von Andrew Bodrov, 690 Meter entfernt

The booster "Soyuz"

F: The booster "Soyuz"

von Andrew Bodrov, 710 Meter entfernt

The booster "Soyuz"

G: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

von Andrew Bodrov, 740 Meter entfernt

Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

H: Monument to Mikhail Yangel

von Andrew Bodrov, 740 Meter entfernt

Monument to Mikhail Yangel

I: Monument to Lenin

von Andrew Bodrov, 760 Meter entfernt

Monument to Lenin

J: The Church of St. George the Victorious

von Andrew Bodrov, 800 Meter entfernt

The Church of St. George the Victorious

Das Panorama wurde in Baikonur, Asia aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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