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Google Maps Street View comes to Russia

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Google Maps Street View is now available for use with two Russian cities, Moscow and St Petersburg.

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You can now use the Street View feature of Google Maps to take a closer look at Russia. The two largest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, have been photographed street-by-street, allowing you to take a digital stroll along the banks of the Muskva River or virtually visit the Kremlin. Of course, mapping the whole of the world's largest country would likely be a task too far for Google's camera-equipped vans, so the service relies on some crowdsourced photo data in more remote areas. Google certainly appears to be keeping those van drivers busy, though — the introduction of Russia to Street View follows the service's debut in South Korea last month and Belgium in November.