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Unformatted text preview: Russia & its neighbors 1 Russia & Its Neighbors Please bring your atlas, mapping workbook, & textbook to class 1 The world’s largest country largest country Distinct physical environments Distinct physical environments Rich in natural resources natural resources Harsh Harsh continental climate climate Key geographic features of Russia 2 A sparsely populated sparsely populated land Involved in 2 WW 2 WW & the Cold War Cold War > 70 years communist 70 years communist regime Painful transition & deep crises transition & deep crises Environmental & cultural problems problems Russia and its neighbors 3 USSR USSR = USSR USSR was also called USSR USSR was Political geography of Russia & its neighbors 4 USSR USSR was USSR USSR was USSR USSR consisted of The Russian Federation Russian Federation 15 SSRs 15 SSRs of the USSR (1 country 1 country ) 1) 1) Russian Russian SFSR 2) 2) Estonian Estonian SSR 3) 3) Latvian Latvian SSR 4) 4) Lithuanian Lithuanian SSR 5) 5) Belorussian Belorussian SSR Before 1991 15 15 independent independent countries countries After 1991 1) 1) Russian Federation Russian Federation 2) 2) Estonia Estonia 3) 3) Latvia Latvia 4) 4) Lithuania Lithuania 5) 5) Belarus Belarus 5 6) 6) Ukrainian Ukrainian SSR 7) 7) Moldavian Moldavian SSR 8) 8) Georgian Georgian SSR 9) 9) Armenian Armenian SSR 10) 10) Azerbaijan Azerbaijan SSR 11) 11) Kazakh Kazakh SSR 12) 12) Uzbek Uzbek SSR 13) 13) Turkmen Turkmen SSR 14) 14) Kirghiz Kirghiz SSR 15) 15) Tadzhik Tadzhik SSR 6) 6) Ukraine Ukraine 7) 7) Moldova Moldova 8) 8) Georgia Georgia 9) 9) Armenia Armenia 10) 10) Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 11) 11) Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 12) 12) Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 13) 13) Turkmenistan Turkmenistan 14) 14) Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan 15) 15) Tajikistan Tajikistan From ONE ONE country to 15 independent 15 independent countries 6 A map of 1989 Now Russia & its neighbors 2 3 3 Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Established in Dec 1999 Dec 1999 Consisting of ______ sovereign sovereign (independent) countries (independent) countries 7 The Russian Federation The Russian Federation 3 3 western western frontier frontier states states 3 Trans 3 Trans- caucasus caucasus states states 5 Central Asian states How many countries How many countries does the Russian Federation share a land border with? After 1990 breakup, six (6) of the x six (6) of the x-republics republics (now independent countries) do not share a land border with do not share a land border with the Russian Federation the Russian Federation . Can you figure it out? 8 Russia spans _____ time zones Land area = _____ million sq miles = ____ times the size of USA Allendale: Parallel of 40 N: Size & location of Russia: Worksheet 9 Parallel of 50 N: Parallel of 60 N: The Arctic Circle: Southernmost latitude: Location relative to (warm) oceans: Conclusion: Russia = The world’s largest country Russia Russia Area (million sq miles) USA 10 11 Arctic Circle Arctic Circle 12 Russia & its neighbors...
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course GPY 235 taught by Professor Xu during the Spring '08 term at Grand Valley State University.

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