The Russian Domain 2

The Russian Domain 2 - o Russian cities carefully planned...

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o Russian cities carefully planned in form and function, with circular land-use zones Core predates Soviet era and has superior transportation, best stores, and housing Sotzgorods - work-linked housing (including dorms) Chermoyuski - apartment blocks from 1950s/60s Mikrorayons - Self-contained housing projects of 1970s/80s Dachas - country houses available only to the elite o The Demographic Crisis General population decline caused by low birth rates and rising death rates, especially among middle-aged males Causes: fraying social fabric, economic uncertainty, declining health among women of child-bearing age, stress-related diseases, rising murder and suicide, toxic environments Russia's population could fall by 45 million by 2050; new program to encourage higher birthrates 2. Cultural Coherence and Diversity o Geographies of Language Slavic languages dominate in the Russian Domain o Geographies of Religion Soviets prohibited religion; religions revival now under way with Eastern
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course GEOG 120 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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