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27 Even More Giant Soviet Signs

Even More Giant Soviet Signs

After this first initial "100 Years Lenin's Anniversary" sign was discovered via google maps (on the photo above), made 40 years
ago a whole bunch of similar sightings were found across Russian territory using the same Google instrumentary.
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51 Smile to QuickBird

Smile to QuickBird

The production of Google Earth "artefacts" - the bright spots on the dull satellite landscapes seems to be a popular task nowadays in Russia. We've had already a story about guys from Moscow who have written a curse word on the roof of one of the buildings which can be nicely see now at Google Earth. This time a whole crown of people in participated has been aware of the exact
timetable of the "QuickBird" satellite passing over the Chelyabinsk city and planned to make a big yellow smiley face of their bodies on one of the city squares in order to commemorate their city in Google Earth. You can see on these photos some part of this process, if it was successful or not we'll see after the next Google Earth update.
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115 Say Hi to Space

Say Hi to Space

If to continue the topic of Google Earth and satellite images, we found this story. A group of Russians decided to say "Hi!" to all other Google Earth lovers around the world in their own, very Russian way. They wrote the word that is most popular in Russia and in the same time it is the most curse word. You won't hear it from TV
or radio, won't read it in any newspaper or won't meet it in a movie - it's always censored out, but all the Russian fences, public bathrooms etc have it. Many Russians use it, it's almost as popular as "f"-word in USA, maybe even more popular in Russia. You can learn more about it in this Wiki article.
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8 Russian Satellite Photo Service

Russian Satellite Photo Service

Russian agency started an "alternative to Google Earth". It doesn't use Google data and only Russian space data is being used. It claims to be "an alternative for Google Earth with more detailed coverage of Russian territory". For now this detailed alternative shows only Moscow city and nearby small towns totally failing showing
something more distant, even St. Petersburg is not visible in detail. As for detail level it also for the moment cannot be compared with Google Earth - it is far more less-detailed view when you zoom in on Moscow city. But you can try yourself this early beta and maybe someday it would be really a good alternative.

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