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Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Russia Russia
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MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES QUALITIES IMMENSE TERRITORIAL STATE NORTHERNMOST LARGE AND POPULOUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD A FORMER WORLD COLONIAL POWER A COMPARITIVELY SMALL (<145 MILLION) AND CONCENTRATED POPULATION CONCENTRATED DEVELOPMENT MULTICULTURAL STATE MINIMAL PORTS
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RUSSIA’S DIMENSIONS RUSSIA’S DIMENSIONS SPANS 11 TIME ZONES GULF OF FINLAND TO ALASKA (WEST TO EAST), AND WELL ABOVE THE ARCTIC CIRCLE TO SALT LAKE CITY (NORTH TO SOUTH) TWICE THE SIZE OF THE US OR CHINA SIBERIA: “SLEEPING LAND”
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SIZE, LOCATION AND SPACE SIZE, LOCATION AND SPACE RELATIONSHIPS RELATIONSHIPS LATITUDINAL EXTENT NORTHERNMOST POINT: RUDOLF ISLAND IN FRANZ JOSEPH LAND (82 O ) SOUTHERNMOST POINT: GROZNY IN WEST AND VLADIVOSTOK IN EAST (44 O ) LONGITUDINAL EXTENT MORE THAN TWICE ITS MAXIMUM NORTH- SOUTH EXTENT AND EXTENDS THROUGH 11 TIME ZONES RUSSIA MAKES UP 76.6% OF THE TOTAL TERRITORY OF THE FORMER USSR (17,075,400 KM--ALMOST TWICE THE SIZE OF THE US).
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Russian Roots Russian Roots Under the Czars-grew from nation to empire. Demands for wealth, territory and power. Planted Russian flag near San Francisco in 1812. Expansion weakened the empire. Peasants rebelled. Unpaid, poorly fed armies mutinied. Revolution 1905 Nicholas II overthrown in1917.
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Russian Roots: Soviet Union Russian Roots: Soviet Union Communists led by V.I Lenin. Czar and family executed by revolutionaries. New Union consisted of 15 political entities. SSR (Soviet Socialist Republic) Soviet Union endured from 1924-1991.
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Russia’s Physical Environments Russia’s Physical Environments No natural barriers against the onslaught of Arctic air Lies farther north than Edmonton, Canada. Winters long, dark and bitterly cold. Summers short with short growing season. Continentality : inland climatic enviornment remote from moderating and moistening maritime influences.
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CLIMATOLOGY CLIMATOLOGY CLIMATE AVERAGE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR A GIVEN AREA OVER AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME WEATHER REFERS TO THE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS AT A SPECIFIC PLACE AND TIME CLIMATOLOGY A BRANCH OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY CONCERNED WITH: SPATIAL ARRANGEMENT OF CLIMATE OVER THE SURFACE OF THE EARH PROCESSES WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISTRIBUTION
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RUSSIAN CLIMATE RUSSIAN CLIMATE AFFECTED BY 3 NATURAL CONDITIONS: -- LATITUDINAL POSITION -- CONTINENTAL POSITION -- LOCATION OF MAJOR MOUNTAINS
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Russia’s Climate Russia’s Climate
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CLIMATE AS A RESTRICTIVE CLIMATE AS A RESTRICTIVE ELEMENT ELEMENT AGRICULTURE SHORT GROWING SEASONS DROUGHT PRONE EROSION (ACCELERATED VIA SNOW MELT)
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