world geo ch 7
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largest city in Europe, capital of Russia, a lot of political/historical ties
Volga Baltic waterway
Russia has few good ports with access to oceans and world trade but this water way connects several rivers in the interior, including the outlets of Lake Onega and Lake Ladoga.
initiated communism type of government, Stalin came in after Lenin
large area of grass lands in Russia
fiercely independent nomads, can compare them to Plains Indians in America. Known for fighting skills, and horse skills.
Russia second largest city, home of the winter place, name change to forget about communism age.
In 1922, Lenin created this union that gave limited power to several "re- publics."
grouped the various political divisions into seven federal districts based on geography.
allowed easy access to trade, both north and south. Second most important river connected to Volga River, runs through Black Earth.
located in steppes of Europe side of Russia, and has good soil and agriculture
Describe the Russian Landmass. Where does most of the people live? Where are the major resources located? What is the most industrial area in Russia?
Huge varied landscaped area; most people live in the European Side (west); resources on Asian side; industry on European Side
What is Russia's main port? What port is separated from the rest of the country? What is the key arctic port? Why has Russia sought a warm water port throughout its history?
St. Petersburg is Russia's main port on Baltic Sea; Kaliningrad is separated from the rest of the country; Murmansk is the key arctic port; They have very little ports that are "ice free".
What is the longest river in Europe?
What is the highest mountain in Europe and in what range is it found?
Mt Elbrus; Caucasus is the range
Describe the geographic features that divide Europe and Asia.
along the Bosphorus, the Dardanelles into the Black Sea; along the Caucasus into the Caspian Sea and the Urals Mts
What ethnic republic in the Caucasus declared independence after the fall of the Soviet Union (1991) and continues to be a challenge to the Russian federation?
official name of Russia
high latitude ever green forest
asian side of the Ural mountains
form a geographic border between the continents of Europe and Asia.
deepest lake in the world
the furthest east of Russia, given to Russia after WW2 , chain of islands north to japan
Compare Asiatic Russia's resources and population to that of European Russia. Why do you think one area is more populous than the other?
Asiatic has more resources and European has more industry; because of better industry, climate, land area
Why is Asiatic Russia so important to European Russia?
because of minerals and fuels
What is Russia's main Pacific seaport?
What mountain range divides Europe and Asia and forms the western border of Siberia?
What are the two major problems that Russia had to overcome when they became to build the federation?
the rebuilding of the country, organized crime