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Where is Lake Baikal located? Lake Baikal is located in Siberia.
Which statement accurately describes the Caspian Sea? The Caspian Sea is the largest inland body of water in the world.
Which region of Russia supplies most of the country's coal? Central Siberian Plateau supplies most of Russia's coal.
Which landform east of the Russian Plain forms a boundary between Europe and Asia? The Ural Mountains form a boundary between Europe and Asia.
What natural resources are found in the Caspian Sea region? Oil and natural gas are found in the Caspian Sea region.
Which group has dominated Russia's politics throughout most of its history? The Slavs have dominated Russia's politics throughout most of history.
What was the name for farm laborers who could be bought and sold with the land in czarist Russia? Serfs were farm laborers in czarist Russia.
Which best summarizes the impact of World War I on Russia? World War I weakened Russia, setting the stage for the rise of communism.
Why did some Soviet leaders stage a coup against Mikhail Gorbachev? Soviet leaders thought Gorbachev's lenient policies threatened the existence of the Soviet Union.
Which statement about Vladimir Putin's most recent term as president of Russia is accurate? President Putin put laws in place restricting free speech.
Which Russian author is remembered for writing against communism? Solzhenitsyn is remembered for writing against communism.
Most cities and towns in Siberia are located along or near which feature? Most cities are located along the route of the Trans-Siberian Railroad.
In the Soviet Union, most industry centered on what products? Most industry centered on military hardware and industrial machinery.
Of what commodity is Russia one of the world's leading suppliers? Russia is a leading supplier of natural gas.
In 1986, where in Russia did one of the world's greatest environmental disasters happen? One of the world's greatest disasters took place at Chernobyl in Ukraine.
Western Russia is located near Europe. True or False? True
Eastern and central Siberia have some of the coldest winters on Earth. True or False? True
Russia is the largest country by area in the world. True or False? True
More than one-half of the world's forests are in Russia. True or False? False
Fishing plays only a minor role in Russia's economy. True or False? False, it plays a major role.
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