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1

continents Russia in

Asia and Europe mostly Asia

2

stretch of water separating Russia + Alaska

the Bering strait

3

time-zones Russia has

11

4

size of Prussia

17.1 million km²

5

population Russia

146 million people

6

Russia is rich in

oil, gas, coal, timber, metal, and diamonds

7

plants in taiga biome

coniferous forests pines, spruces and larches

8

what fraction of worlds trees in taiga

9

name of coldest biome

tundra biome

10

names of russia biomes

temperate Forest, taiga, Steppe, tundra

11

Russia population density

8.4 people per km²

12

plants in tundra biome

fungus grasses and shrubs

13

european russia

77% of the population lives here

14

Moscow

capital city
almost 2 million people
many factories

15

ST. Petersburg

second largest city
5 million people
has a port and lots of industry

16

north caucasus

farming + muslim religion
has republic of chechnya

17

Sochi

Russia's top resorts on Black Sea with warm summers

18

kalingrad

russia's second port
on the baltic sea
manufactures goods

19

kola Peninsula

far north
mild in winter
Highly industrial and polluted

20

Murmansk

main city of the kola Peninsula
port
ice free in Winter - imprtant for fishing

21

farmland

there are lots
very large
crops include wheat barley and potatoes

22

rural village

there are many of these
they are in decline as people are moving to the city

23

Crimea

officially part of Ukraine
in 2014 people voted it to be a part of Russia sevastpool is a Port and naval base

24

Sakka republic

in Siberia
covers one fifth of Russia
Russia coldest region
fewer than 1 million people

25

Sakka history

Not many people lived there until its natural resources were discovered in the 1920s

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What sakka produces

¼ of the worlds diamonds + 24% russian gold
silver, tin, tungsten, antimony and uranium