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Chernozem one of the worlds most fertile soils, found in the Northern European plain, also called "black earth"
Ural Mountains separates the European continent and the Asia continent
Eurasia some people consider Europe and Asia to be a single continent
Siberia the part of Russia that lies on the continent of Asia, very cold, inhospitable
Continentality hundreds of miles from any influence of the oceans/seas
Taiga the largest forest on earth
Runoff rainfall not absorbed by the soil that runs into streams, lakes, and rivers
Trans-Siberian Railroad railway that links Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok
Baltic Republics include Estonia, Lativa and Lithuania
USSR Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, known as the Soviet Union
Cold War tension between the US and the Soviet Union, spreading of communism and diplomatic conflicts
Command Economy one in which the central government makes all important economic decisions
Collective Farms where large teams of workers gathered to work on enormous farms
Red Army the name of the Soviet military
Nomads are people who have no permanent homes
Russian Mafia group of organized crime that created its own economy and controlled many business
Created by: jonwstone