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Chapter 15-17

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Aral Sea
Sea in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan that is shrinking
Baltic Republics
Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
Banya
A bathouse where Russians perform a cleaning ritual
Caspian Sea
worlds largest lake
Caucasus
a large region between the Black and Caspian seas
Caucasus Mountains
the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia
Central Asia
a region consisting of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Central Siberian Plateau
Russia's largest supply of coal
Chechnya
A republic of Russia that has experienced some of the worst violence because they wanted independence
Chernobyl
nuclear power plant in Russia that had an explosion in 1986 & released radioactive materials into the air
Chernozem
the rich black topsoil found in the North European Plain, especially in Russia and Ukraine
Cold War
A conflict that was between the US and the Soviet Union. The nations never directly confronted eachother on the battlefield but deadly threats went on for years.
Collective Farms
farms run by the government
Command Economy
An economic system in which the government controls a country's economy.
Continentality
The effect of distance from the moderating influence of the sea on climate
Czar
Russian emperors
Dacha
Russian country house
Distance Decay
the effects of distance on interaction, generally the greater the distance the less interaction
Exclave
A bounded territory that is part of a particular state but is separated from it by the territory of a different state.
Eurasia
the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
Great Game
The struggle between Great Britian and Russia to control Central Asia
Kara Kum
A desert, which has a name meaning "Black Sands," covers more than 70 percent of Turkmenistan. Which desert is it - the Gobi, the Kara Kum, or the Taklamakan desert?
Kiev
Capital of Ukraine
Kyzyl Kum
a vast desert region in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Lake Baikal
deepest lake in the world
Line Graph
A graph that uses line segments to show changes that occur over time
Moscow
capital of Russia
Nomads
people who wander from place to place
Northern European Plain
vast area of flat or gently rolling land from France to Russia
Pie Graph
A circle divided into sectors with each part proportional to the number of items
Privatization
To change from government or public ownership or control to private ownership or control.
Red Army
The Soviet Army during the Russian Civil War.
Runoff
Water that flows across the land and enters rivers and streams. It eventually flows into lakes and the ocean.
Russian Far East
_ _ _ the easternmost region of russia and the Republics, features a complex system of volcanic ranges
Russian Revolution
the revolution against the Czarist government which led to the abdication of Nicholas II and the creation of a provisional government in March 1917
Siberia
the part of Russia that lies on the continent of Asia
Silk Road
an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles)
Supra
Georgian dinner party
Taiga
a forest of evergreen trees growing south of the tundra in Russia
Time Zone Map
A map that shows the world or region's time zones
Transcaucasia
A region consisting of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
Trans-Siberian Railroad
etwork of railways connecting Moscow and European Russia with the Russian Far East provinces, Mongolia, China and the Sea of Japan.
Turan Plain
An extensive lowland in between the Caspian Sea and the mountains and uplands of Central Asia
Ural Mountains
mountain rage that divides Europe from Asia
USSR
Union of Soviet Socialist republic
Volga River
Longest River of Europe
West Siberian Plain
largest level region in the world
Yurt
a circular domed dwelling that is portable and self-supporting