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chernozem The rich black topsoil found mostly in Russia and Ukraine.
transcaucasia A region that consists of the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia; located between the Caucasus Mountains and the borders of Turkey and Iran.
siberia A region of central and eastern Russia, stretching from the Ural mountains to the pacific ocean, known for its mineral resources and for being a place of political exile.
central asia A region consisting of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
ural mountains This north-south range separates Siberia from the rest of Russia. It is commonly considered the boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia.
eurasia The land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia
continentality The effect of distance from the moderating influence of the sea on climate
taiga A forest of evergreen trees growing south of the tundra in Russia
runoff Rainfall not absorbed by the soil that runs into streams and rivers
trans siberian railroad Eventually it will link Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok
Baltic Republics The countries of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, located on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea
Czar The emperor of Russia from 1682 to 1725 was Peter the Great
Russian Revolution The revolt of 1917, in which the Russian Communist Party, led by V.I. Lenin, took control of the government from the czars
USSR The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or Soviet Union, formed in 1922 by the communists and officially dissolved in 1991
Cold War The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union after World War II, called "cold" because it never escalated into open warfare
Command Economy One in which the central government makes all important economic decisions, also called planned economy
Collective Farms An enormous farm in the soviet Union on which a large team of laborers were gathered to work together during Joseph Stalin's Reign
Red army The name of the Soviet military
Yurts A tent of Central Asia's nomads
Nomads Are people that have no permanent homes
Great Game A struggle between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for control of Central Asia in the 19th Century
Silk Road The 4,000-mile route between China and the Mediterranean Sea, named for the costly silk acquired in China
Supra Georgian (Russian) term of dinner party, with many dishes and courses, toasts, and short speeches
caucausus a region that straddles the Caucasus Mountains and stretches between the Black and Caspian seas.
chechnya one of the republics that remains a part of Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union despite independence movement s and violent upheaval.
nagorno karabakh the mountainous area of Azerbaijan, fought over by Armenia and Azerbaijan.
privatization the selling of government-owned business to private citizens.
distance decay a term referring to the concept that increasing distances between places tend to reduce interactions among them.
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