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Russia - Russia 1/25/07 U.S.S.R. Union of Soviet Socialist...

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Russia 1/25/07 U.S.S.R. –  Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Soviet Union –  Same as U.S.S.R Russia –  Largest republic in the former Soviet Union Iron Curtain –  the imaginary line drawn between free Europe (W. Europe) and  communist Europe (E. Europe) Eastern Europe –  satellite countries of the Soviet Union Communism –  a government and economic system in which a country is ruled  by a single leader or small group with complete power over all Capitalism –  private ownership and free enterprise C.I.S. –  Commonwealth of Independent States Facts: Siberia covers 75% of Russia.  However, only 22% of the Russian people live  their. The weather is too harsh for most people.  78% of the people live in  25% of the land. There are over 100 different ethnic groups! The region’s richest soils lie in the Black earth belt (Russian plain), which  extends from western Ukraine to southwestern Siberia An inflation of 80% a month considerably hobbled Ukraines’ buying Has the top 2 most polluted places in the world.   Land size:  6.5 Million square miles Population: 142 Million Pop Density:  21.6 people per sq mile
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Percent Urban:  73%
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