Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia

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Google has announced the addition of Street View imagery to more towns, cities and sights in Russia, and to Slovenia for the first time.

Slovenia makes the fifty-fifth country Google has launched Street View in.

“In Russia, our drivers reached the far away corners of the world's largest country,” says Google Street View program manager Carlos Reolid. “Users can take a walk around Yakutsk, the city with the greatest seasonal temperature swings on Earth (the lowest recorded winter temperature was −64.4°C with the highest summer peak hitting 38.4°C).”

“In total, Street View cars covered 300,000 kilometers in Russia in 2013, an area housing almost 60 percent of the population,” he adds. “We mapped the biggest Russian island of Sakhalin and the Russkiy Bridge, the world's longest cable-stayed bridge. While snapping the M52 highway, also known as Chuya Highway or Chuysky Trakt, Street View drivers met indigenous tribes.”

In Slovenia, users will be able to find imagery for cities like Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Kranj, and Koper, as well as for Bohinj Lake and Piran.

Google says it felt like this was a good time to add all this imagery as “the eyes of winter sports fans” turn to Russia. The Olympic Winter Games, of course, start this Friday in Sochi.

Image via Google

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