Komsomolskaya Square In Khabarovsk
This 360 panorama features stunning aerial view over riverside of the Khabarovsk city - the capital of Russian Far East. The city's historical and cultural heart beats here. There are many attractions in this part of city visited by thousands of tourists each year.
Several museums and art galleries, monuments, WW2 memorial complex, large sport complex, beautiful quay with spectacular river views are attracting citizens and city's guests throughout the year. Several churches seen on the panorama are Russian Orthodox - major religion in Russia.
This is also a place the city started from in 1858 as a small military post on the bank of the great Amur river.
The city's fortunate location on major transportation routes and proximity to the border with China secured its rapid development. Nowadays Khabarovsk is a significant transportation center of the Russian Far East. It has a river port and one of the largest cargo railway stations in Russia. It also stands on the Trans-Siberian railway route.
The last census (2010) has shown the population of 577 668.
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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.