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Don River Crossing Rostov Oblast, Russia

47.2N 39.7E

April 30th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Rostov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in the Southern Federal District. Rostov Oblast lies in the south of the country with an area of 100,800 kmĀ² and a population of 4,404,013 (2002 Census) making it the fifth most populous federal subject in Russia.

Its administrative center is the city of Rostov-on-Don (center left edge), which also became the administrative center of the Southern Federal District in 2002. The city is located on the banks of the Don River, one of Europe’s largest. In this orthorectified image, the river can be seen flowing across the oblast. Many fields are visible north and south of the river.

Caucasus Mountains and Laba River in Krasnodar Krai, Russia

April 27th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Russia - February 18th, 2010

This orthorectified image focuses on Krasnodar Krai, a federal subject of Russia located in the Southern Federal District. Krasnodar Krai encompasses the western part of the Forecaucasus and a part of the northern slopes of Caucasus Major.

Upon opening the full image, the Laba River can be seen running parallel to the left edge. The Laba is a 214 km long river in North Caucasus, Russia. It is a left tributary of the Kuban River, which it meets in Ust-Labinsk. It flows through Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Adygea.