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RUSSIALAND OF THE CZARS

St. Basils Cathedral MoscowNamed after Basil the Fool holy man

Ivan the Terrible ordered this cathedral built after his defeat of the Tartars! 1554 original color white!!!A ComparisonAreaUS - 3.8 m sq. mi.Russia 6.5 m sq. mi. Russia is almost twice as large as Canada

Government US federalRussia federal

PopulationUS 314,000,000 Russia 141,839,000

UrbanizationUS 82%Russia 75%

Economic SectorsUS agriculture 1.2%Russia agric. 9.8% industry 22.1 % indus. 27.5% service 76.7% serv. 62.7%

Gross Domestic Product US 15.04 trillionRussia 1.8 trillionGEOGRAPHIC AND HISTORIC THEMES

Winston Churchill stated Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Why ? SIZE: Shes huge! Vast! Barren!

DISTANCE: Moscow Vladivostok 5,952 miles LA to NYC 2,790 miles Seattle to Miami 3,355 miles

CLIMATE: Its extremely COLD AND DRY!Tundra, Subarctic, Humid Continental, Steppe

FEAR OF INVASION: Very isolated socially, politically. Rulers were harsh, distrusting of foreigners and their own people.

EXPANSION: Driven to expand! Why? She had too few warm water ports, thus a feeling of land encirclement! Czars created the largest contiguous empire!

ECONOMICALLY BACKWARD: With all her natural resources she has never been noted for producing anything other that armaments! Do you know of any Russian car, electronic device, camera, etc.????? Today shes not much better!Corruptionlack of foreign investment`shrinking workforcepoor infrastructure

MULTI-ETHNIC: Russia is divided into 46 Oblasts like Sakhalin Island and 21 internal Republics like Chechnya all representing various groups. But still 70% of the population is ethnic Russian(Slavic)

INVASIONSMongols 13th centuryFrench 19th century NapoleonTrouble in the Black Sea area Turkish Sultan

19th centuryHitlerInvaded during WWII

VEGETATION ZONES

TAIGA A FOREST- RUSSIAS BOREAL FORESTGLOBAL BOREAL FORESTS

Amur LeopardMusk

Can you guess what all of these lights represent??? People of course, but why are they here?