Lenin Street, 80
Amur Oblast city of Blagoveshchensk, Lenin street intersection and street Forging.
Embankment of the Amur River - a favorite place of citizens in the summer months. Descent to the rive...
This panorama was taken from the top of one of the highrise buildings in Blagoveshchensk. You can see...
The state border. Russian Federation and Chinese People 's Democratic Republic.So unpretentious simpl...
This panorama was taken at a square next to Blagoveshchensk Registry office. Here you can see the Reg...
Here you can see the a square located right in front of the Regional Children's Library. It's just th...
Heihe is located in the northeast region of Heilongjiang Province and is the first of the opening bor...
Historical site of the city where history intertwines many nations and many historical periods. The ...
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.