Over the more than four centuries from the time of Ivan the Terrible, Russia expanded an average of fifty square miles per day.
G20 leaders line up for group photo. ( Russia enacts ‘draconian’ law for bloggers and online media BBC)
World leaders have wrapped up the first day of the G 20 summit with a working dinner and performance at Brisbane's Gallery of Modern Art.
Earlier, US president Barack Obama used his address University of Queensland students to pledge a contribution of $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund to help developing nations deal with climate change.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged world leaders to speak from the heart, rather than a script, at this weekend's summit