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World Geography

Study Guide Chapters 17-18

What is the largest country in the world in area and approximately how big is it? Russia, it extends more than 6,000 miles from east to west.
What are the two major moutain ranges found in Russia? The Ural Mountains and the Caucasus Mountains.
What catastrophe happened in 1986 and what effect did it have on the environment? Chernobyl exploded; it killed many plants and spread many diseases.
What is the capital of Russia? Moscow.
Who was the first Czar of Russia? Ivan IV.
What are Russia's two major natural resources? Oil and gas fields.
What is the deepest lake in the world and what is it known as? Lake Baikal
What was the group called that overthrew the Russian government in 1917 and what was the name of their leader? Bolsheviks and Vladimir Lenin.
What is the capital of the Ukraine? Kiev.
What city has been called the "Venice of the North"? St.Petersburg.
Russia's industrial heartland is found in what river basin? Volga River.
In what year did the Soviet Union collapse? 1953.
What is the capital of Belarus? Minsk.
What is Russia's only ice free port in the Atlantic Ocean? Murmansk.
What do the initials USSR stand for? Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
What German philosopher sketched out the idea of a communist society? Adolf Hitler.
What are the five Central Asian countries? Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.
What are the five major physical features of Central Asia? Atayshan, Tianshan, Pamirs, AmyDar'ya, Irtysh.
What are the main religions of Russia and Central Asia? Islam
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