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Monument to the railwaymen's of cosmodrome

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Baikonur

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A: Monument to Abai Qunanbaiuli

di Andrew Bodrov, 490 metri di distanza

Monument to Abai Qunanbaiuli

B: Monument to Mikhail Yangel

di Andrew Bodrov, 560 metri di distanza

Monument to Mikhail Yangel

C: Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

di Andrew Bodrov, 590 metri di distanza

Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)

D: Monument to Sergei Korolev

di Andrew Bodrov, 800 metri di distanza

Monument to Sergei Korolev

E: Stella "Science and Space"

di Andrew Bodrov, 800 metri di distanza

Stella "Science and Space"

F: Lay flowers at the Monument to Sergei Korolev

di Andrew Bodrov, 810 metri di distanza

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

Lay flowers at the Monument to Sergei Korolev

G: The booster "Soyuz"

di Andrew Bodrov, 970 metri di distanza

The booster "Soyuz"

H: The booster "Soyuz"

di Andrew Bodrov, 990 metri di distanza

The booster "Soyuz"

I: Monument to Lenin

di Andrew Bodrov, 1.1 km di distanza

Monument to Lenin

J: Monument to Yuri Gagarin

di Andrew Bodrov, 1.1 km di distanza

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Baikonur, Asia

Questa è una vista generale di 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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