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WorGeo Russia

Tundra a flat, treeless Arctic region in which the subsoil is permanently frozen
Permafrost thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions
Steppe a large area of flat unforested grassland in southeastern Europe or Siberia
Hydroelectricity electricity using flowing water to spin a turbine that powers a generator
Slavs member of a group of peoples in central and eastern Europe speaking unique languages to the area
Skazki Russian version of a fairy tale story
Chernozem humus-rich grassland soils used extensively for growing cereal or for raising livestock
Kremlin means fortress inside a city, the offices of the Russian government and formerly those of the Soviet government
St. Petersburg Russian port city on the Baltic Sea, founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, it is Russia's cultural center
Moscow capital city of the Russian Federation and former Soviet Union
Trans-Siberian Railway network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East, with a length of 9,289 kilometers
Peter the Great czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the Russian government; he founded St. Petersburg
Vladimir Lenin Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist, served as the head of government of Soviet Russia and the first head of the Soviet Union
Joseph Stalin Russian leader who succeeded Lenin as head of the Communist Party and created a totalitarian state by purging all opposition
Mikhail Gorgachev Eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, he was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991
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