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Vocab for Russia

Russian vocabulary for World Geography Russian Unit

nomads A person with no permanent home who moves according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.
Collective Farm An enormous farm in the Soviet Union on which a large team of laborers were gathered to work together during Joseph Stalin’s reign.
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.
Great Game A struggle between the British Empire and the Russian Empire for control of Central Asia in the 19th century.
St. Petersburg The old capital of Russia, established by Peter the Great, who moved it there from Moscow because St. Petersburg provided direct access by sea to Western Europe.
Red Army The name of the Soviet Union’s military.
Command Economy An economy where production of goods and services is determined by a central government
Supra A dinner party with many dishes and courses, toasts, and short speeches
Silk Road The 4000 mile route between China and the Mediterranean Sea, named for the costly silk acquired in China
Soviet Union The area that had been the Russian empire became the communist Soviet Union in the early 1900s.
Siberia Located in central and eastern Russia Stretches from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean Has many mineral resources Harsh climates (Tundra and Subarctic)
Permafrost Permanently frozen ground
What is the capital of Russia? Moscow
What city was the capital of Russia before the Russian Revolution? St. Petersburg; In 1682 Peter the Great moves the capital of Russia from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
What physical feature divides the Northern European Plain and West Siberian Plain? The Ural Mountains separate the Northern European Plain and the West Siberian Plain.
What is the Silk Road? the 4,000 mile route between China and the Mediterranean Sea, named for the costly silk acquired from China.
What did the Russian Revolution end? the rule of the czars
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