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Unformatted text preview: 2-11-2008Volga: The Soul of Russia (Video)Major Russian river, heavily industrialized. Just cleaning it up is a difficult thing. The gas plant is both major polluter and largest regional employer. There are no easy fixes.Taiga: Coniferous (evergreen) forest zone. Also known as boreal forest. In East Siberia, site of timber poaching for China.Permafrost: Cold-climate condition in which the ground remains permanently frozen. This greatly affects soil types.Kamchatka Peninsula: Volcanoes (World Heritage Site). Military installation, known for this especially during Soviet era. High-latitude continental climate.Hard, cold winters. Because it is so cold, agricultural potential isnt great across region.Severe seasonal temperature extremes.Marginal agricultural potential.Population and settlement-About 200 million people, much less than Europe.-Ukraine has second most people to Russia.-Mostly urban....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course GEOG 1001 taught by Professor Baksi during the Spring '07 term at LSU.
- Spring '07