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Russia and the Newly Russia and the Newly Independent States Independent States
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Russia: Geographical Setting Russia: Geographical Setting Constituted by 12 former republics of the USSR Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia already discussed Russia contains more than 30 ethnic internal republics Diversity hidden by single country
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Russia, NIS: Landforms Russia, NIS: Landforms Undulating landforms from west to east North European Plain Ural Mountains West Siberian Plain Central Siberian Plateau To the south, no regular physical barriers Steppes, mountains of East Asia
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Russia, NIS: Landforms Russia, NIS: Landforms Landforms North European Plain: western subregion European Russia; most densely populated Volga River – important for transportation Ural Mountains: border between Europe and Asia Relatively low, not a barrier to movement West Siberian Plain: largest plain in the world Oil reserves, permafrost
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Russia, NIS: Landforms Russia, NIS: Landforms
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course GEOG 040 taught by Professor Siehl,georgehenr during the Spring '07 term at Penn State.

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