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1 Do you Know???Russia is the largest country in the world in land area. How does it compare in terms of population?Where do most people in Russia live? East or West of the Ural Mountains?
2 Good Geography of Russia Link! Let’s Visit…RussiaGood Geography of Russia Link!
3 Siberia! Be good or I’ll send you to When a Westerner hears "Siberia", images of frozen tundra and prison camps come to mind. But things are changing even in this lost region.A convict village in Siberia, early 1900s. Especially after the attempted coup by the Decembrists in December 1825, Siberia became an important area for the exile of political and criminal prisoners. Dostoevsky, Lenin and Stalin were numbered among the famous Siberian exile community.The Asian part of Russia (east to Ural Mountains) is called Siberia. Siberia is usually sub-divided into Western Siberia, Eastern Siberia and Far East.
4 Novosibirsk The 1.5-million Novosibirsk is the third largest city of Russia after Moscow (8M) and St. Petersburg (5M) and the chief city of Western Siberia (see the map). Born in 1893 as a future site of a railroad bridge crossing the great Siberian river Ob where the latter is crossed by the famous Trans-Siberian Railroad (built in 1890s s), it officially became a town in Now it is the unofficial capital of Siberia.
6 Siberia TundraWhere is the tundra—large, treeless region where only the top few inches of ground thaw during the summer-- found in Russia?2. What do you call the world’ largest forest area?What lake is the world’s deepest freshwater lake?Tundra BrainpopSiberiataigaTaigaLake BaikalTaiga Brainpop
12 Russian Weather!!! BRRRRR!!!! Climate: The vast Russian Federation has a wide variety of weather conditions. In general terms, winters are somewhat mild along the Black Sea coastal areas, much colder inland and northwest, and frigid in Siberia. Summers vary from mild to warm in the west and central, with cooler conditions north, and along the Arctic coast.
16 Russia is so large---it runs through 11 time zones!
17 Trans-Siberian Railway All Aboard!At about 10,000 KM or just under 6,000 miles the Trans-Siberian Railway covers over 1/3 of the circumference of the Earth and is the world's longest railroad.The Trans Siberian Railroad
18 Earthat NightRemember when we looked at the difference between North and South Korea at night??? Look at the difference between European and Asian Russia…..
20 Answers to Enchanted Learning Russia Map Quiz What is the capital of Russia? Moscow 2. What is the name of the river that flows near this capital city and into the Caspian Sea? the Volga River3. What ocean borders Russia to the north? the Arctic Ocean4. What is the name of the mountain range that splits Russia into two pieces, east (Asian Russia) and west (European Russia)? Ural Mountains5. What is the name of the sea that separates Russia and Japan? Sea of Japan6. What is the name of the strait that separates Russia from Alaska? the Bering Strait7. What country borders Russia on the southeast? China8. Is Siberia in the north, south, east, or west of Russia? North9. If you wanted to travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg, in which direction would you head? northeast10. If you were to travel from Moscow to St. Petersburg, roughly how many miles would you have to go: 5 miles, 50 miles, 500 miles, 5,000 miles, or 50,000 miles? 500 miles