Leaders who are typically known by their last names are in here by their last names (Lenin, Stalin, etc.) If they are known by their first name, they are in here as such (Ivan the Great, etc.)
Giant forest. Half of the world's remaining wood.
World's deepest lake. 20% of the world's surface water. Threatened by pollution from nearby paper mill.
Rich, black soil from the North European Plain.
Emperor (ruled Russia until Bolshevik revolution)
Dependent on superpower
5 year plan
Economic plan to become self-sufficient. Set quotas.
Strong economically, militarily. Previously included USSR and US. Now just US.
Ideological struggle between US and USSR. Included client states.
Won Russian Civil War / Communist Revolution.
Railroad connecting Moscow to East Russia.
Wants to be independent. In the Dagestan region. Mostly Muslim. Using terrorism to accomplish their goals.
Stalin wanted all Soviets to follow Russian culture.
Equipment necessary for mines and factories.
A "stan" with large natural gas reserves
Poorest "stan." Border with Afghanistan.
"Stan" with Islamic militants and limited civil liberties.
Most democratic "stan." "40 tribes"
50% Christian, 50% Muslim. Oil. 4 times the size of Texas. Home to the Cossacks.
Peter the Great
St. Petersburg. Modernized Russia.
Catherine the Great
Glanost and perestroika.
First democratically elected president of Russia.
Ivan the Great
Beat Mongols. First czar of United Russia.
Current Russian president
Leader of Bolsheviks. First Soviet Premier.
German philosopher. Communism.
Russification. 2nd Premier. Ally during WWII. Ruthless.
Last czar. Abdicated then killed after WWI.
Viking Traders. Founded Kiev.
Freed the Serfs.