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Terms Buchman Ch. 14


Chernozem rich black soil that supports grain production
Taiga huge area that contains coniferous forests
Steppe grassland area
Permafrost permanently frozen subsoil
Tundra area whose name means “barren land”
North European Plain area that is home to most of Russia’s people
Caspian Sea body of water that has no outlet to the ocean
Caucasus Mountains area in which Russia’s highest point is found
Ob-Siberia River river in siberia
Russification program that required everyone to speak Russian
Intelligentsia intellectural elite in the Soviet Union
Cold War struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States for world influence
Communism form of government in the Soviet Union
Atheism belief that there is no God or other supreme being
Petroleum Extraction Russia’s most important industry
Kolkhoz a small Soviet farm where the farmers shared in the farm’s profits
Market Economy system under which businesses are privately owned
Soviet Industrialization source of environment damage to Russia’s air, soil, and water
Perestroika Gorbachev proposal for “restructuring” Russia
Created by: jmmonette