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Why as Russia sought a warm water port throughout it's history?

So they can have more trade

2

What religion is most common among ethnic Russians?

Russian orthodoxy

3

Czar (tsar)

They were autocrats they had no limits to their power

4

What kind of government did Lenin initiate?

A communist one

5

What did Putin do to improve administration throughout Russia's political divisions?

He grouped them into seven federal districts

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oblast

A large region or administrative district similar to a state or province

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okrugs

Ten sparsely populated areas mostly in the north

8

krais

Territories

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autonomous republics

Self ruling republics

10

Name Russia's two ports on the Baltic Sea

St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad

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What 2 canal systems link the ports with Moscow?

The Volga Baltic Waterway and White Sea Baltic Canel

12

Name 2 republics where descendants of the Tatars now live?

Tatarstan and Bashkortostan

13

What mountain range divides Europe and Asia?

The Ural Mountains

14

Name 3 major geographic regions in Siberia.

Taiga forest, the Central Siberian Plateau, and the West Siberian Plain

15

What is the largest city in Siberia?

Novosibirsk

16

What is the main Siberian seaport?

Petropavlovsk

17

Why is Asiatic Russia so important to European Russia?

Trade

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autocrat

A ruler with unlimited authority

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devolution

De-evolution decadents

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kremlin

A massive fortress at the heart of Moscow

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steppes

A rolling grass land area

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taiga

High latitude evergreen forests

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Who was Lenin?

He led the Russia revolution

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What does USSR mean?

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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What is CIS?

Commonwealth of Independent States

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Who was Peter the Great?

A czars of Russian he built St. Petersburg

27

What is meant by Black Earth?

Rich soil

28

Who were the Cossacks?

Fiercely independent nomads similar to the plains Indians in America

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What was the cold war?

Both the US and USSR fears that the other power would attack

30

Why are Russia's European lands more populous than it's asian lands?

A better climate

31

Why does Russia's development have a ribbon pattern in Asia?

Mountains

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