Russian Natural resources harsh climateNot well-developed due to harsh climate Limited transportation links and vastness of the country Foreign competition for investment in the region (oil pipelines) Widespread pollution Shrinking of the Aral Sea Political and Economic difficulties after the breakup of the Soviet Union CottonCotton production in Central Asia
Siberia UralsThe Sleeping Land: located east of the Urals ilgasMajor oil, natural gas, and mineral resources
Environmental Changes Chernobyl)Pollution: (Chernobyl) Nuclear power plant explodes after meltdown and radioactive fallout spreads across EuropeNuclear power plant explodes after meltdown and radioactive fallout spreads across Europe
evacuated. After the Chernobyl explosion entire towns had to be evacuated.
A concrete tomb was built to try to contain the radioactive ruins.
Connecting European Russia with Siberia and the Pacific Coast. From Moscow to Vladivostok. The Trans-Siberian Railroad Connecting European Russia with Siberia and the Pacific Coast. From Moscow to Vladivostok.
Icons Religious Paintings and mosaics of the Jesus, the Saints and other religious figures.Religious Paintings and mosaics of the Jesus, the Saints and other religious figures.
Symbols that decorate Eastern Orthodox churches with Saints and other religious figures from Christian tradition.
handmade nesting dolls resembling a Russian peasant womanhave been a favorite for centuries. Matrioshka Dolls: handmade nesting dolls resembling a Russian peasant woman have been a favorite for centuries.
St. Basils was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible to celebrate the Russian conquest of the Mongols.
The Church of the Annunciation. Evidence of Eastern Orthodox Religion
These cathedrals are part of the complex that became known as the Kremlin. It is the heart of Moscow and contains Red Square. Red Square(next slide) was the site of the famous May Day Parades held during the Communist era and where Lenin, the Father of the Bolshevik revolution, is entombed.