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Pskov. Soviet Embankment.

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A: Pskov. Sovetskaya quay and the Kremlin

by Vladimir Petrov, 80 meters away

Pskov. Sovetskaya quay and the Kremlin

B: Ulica Gercena

by Anastasiya Grigoreva, 110 meters away

Ulica Gercena

C: Night street.

by Andrey Ilyin, 130 meters away

Night street.

D: Memorial Cross in Pskov Kremlin

by Andrey Ilyin, 150 meters away

Memorial Cross in Pskov Kremlin

E: The Veche Square

by Ozerov Andrey, 160 meters away

The Veche Square

F: Dust.

by Andrey Ilyin, 170 meters away

Dust.

G: Pskov. Krom and Trinity cathedral at night.

by Alexey Klement, 170 meters away

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

Pskov. Krom and Trinity cathedral at night.

H: Pskov. Krom. The Trinity cathedral

by Alexey Klement, 250 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

I: Lenin Square

by Vladimir Petrov, 320 meters away

Lenin Square

J: Street Leon Pozemsky

by Vladimir Petrov, 350 meters away

Street Leon  Pozemsky

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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