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1

The 3 largest ethnic groups

Russians
Belorussians
Ukrussians

2

Russia got the ideas of religion and architecture from

Byzantine empire

3

The five ports of Russia

Murmansk (Barrents)
Odessa (Black Sea)
St. Petersburg (Baltic)
Vladivosk (Pacific)
Kaliningrad

4

First three states to fall apart after Soviet Union fell;

Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania

5

Facts about the Baltic states;

1. First to break away from Soviet Union
2. Did not join CIS
3. Now a part of the EU

6

What 2 things did the Ruskies get from Byzantine empire?

Religion and Architecture

7

2 major czars;

Peter the Great
Catherine (one that liked to build)

8

33 original signers of the treaty;

Russians
Belorussians
Ukrainians

9

In a command economy...

You’re told what to do and how much work to do.

(market is rest of Soviet Union)

10

Russia has (largest)...

Longest Coastline
Largest (and 2nd largest) coalfield
Largest forests

11

What state borders Romania?

Moldova

12

The original relationship between the Tartars and Ruskies...

Tartars tried to take their money by taxing.

13

Russia's religon;

Orthodox Christians

Islam (East of the Ural Mountains

14

What kind of government were they supposed to be?

Federation

15

What states are not transitioning into EU?

Ukraine
Belarus
Moldova

(Because too many ties to Russia)

16

What were biggest challenges of the new independent states?

building an economy; finding a market for their goods.

(because they made goods for soviet Union)