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  • RussiaLargest country

  • RussiaOn 2 continentsWhat divides Europe & Asia?

  • Europe / Asia DivisionBlack SeaCaucasus Mtns.Caspian SeaUral Mtns.

  • Caucasus Mtns. & Ural Mtns.Highest MountainsMt. Elbrus

  • CAUCASUS MTNS

  • Caucasus Mtns. Winter OlympicsSochi

  • Caucasus Mtns. Rugged terrainDiversityChechnya

  • European RussiaMostly flatRivers

  • Volga River

  • Russias HistoryRussian Empire til 1917Czars

  • Russian EmpireExpanded from MoscowConquered

  • Russias HistoryRevolution in 1917Led by Vladimir Lenin

    Lenin - died in 1920s

  • Religion in Russia

  • Joseph StalinSoviet leader 1920s-1950s

    Gulag labor camps

    IndustrializationWWII

  • Soviet IndustryCommand Economy

    Lack of competition/capitalism

  • Soviet IndustryLow priority:Environment

    Industrial SafetyChernobyl (Ukraine)

  • Soviet Union Broke apart 1991Now 15 separate countries

  • Countries from former Soviet UnionRussiaEst, Lat, LithBelarus, Ukraine, Moldova

  • Russias PopulationRussia: #___ in WorldPopulation is Declining

  • Russias EconomyOilMainly in Siberia Global Warming

  • Russian CitiesMoscow

  • St. PetersburgCapital

  • St. PetersburgBuilt by

  • St. PetersburgVenice of the NorthLeningrad

  • St. PetersburgHermitage Museum

  • Moldova1991Language

  • MoldovaReligion

  • Moldovas EconomyAgriculture

  • UkraineWas important part of Soviet UnionProductive

  • Ukraines EnvironmentClimateBlack-soilAgricultureUkraines Flag

  • GOOD-BYE EUROPE!

    *Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.9: Reference map of the rivers, lakes, topographic features, and seas of Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.9: Reference map of the rivers, lakes, topographic features, and seas of Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.9: Reference map of the rivers, lakes, topographic features, and seas of Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.9: Reference map of the rivers, lakes, topographic features, and seas of Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.9: Reference map of the rivers, lakes, topographic features, and seas of Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.9: Reference map of the rivers, lakes, topographic features, and seas of Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.2a: Population distribution of Russia and the Near Abroad.

    *Figure 6.2a: Population distribution of Russia and the Near Abroad.

    *Active Figure 7.2: Major economic zones and transportation routes of Russia and the Near Abroad. The map reveals that the Fertile Triangle is also the industrial core of the region. Moscows function as a transportation hub is evident.*Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.*Figure 6.1: Russia and the Near Abroad.