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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
TAIGA A FOREST- RUSSIAS BOREAL FORESTGLOBAL BOREAL FORESTS
Can you guess what all of these lights represent??? People of course, but why are they here?