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By Mikhail S. Blinnikov

ISBN-10: 1606239333

ISBN-13: 9781606239339

Comprehensive and authoritative, this article deals an available creation to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get a great grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and fiscal geography of this swiftly altering zone. center thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but additionally comprise appropriate details at the different 14 former Soviet republics. neighborhood chapters supply concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly beneficial properties contain enticing vignettes, overview questions, routines, suggestions for extra studying, and web assets. The volume's over two hundred unique maps, images, and different figures also are to be had on-line as PowerPoint slides.


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Extremely picturesque, with many resorts lining its mountainous shores. East of St. Petersburg, Lake Ladoga is the biggest in all of Europe (with 17,700 km2 of surface), followed by Lake Onega (about half the size). Both are glacial in origin, like the North American Great Lakes. ╇ Lake Baikal in winter. Photo: A. Osipenko. R. were among the longest on earth. Russia’s current coastlines total about 37,000 km, third longest in the world after Canada’s (202,000 km with all the Arctic islands) and Indonesia’s (54,000 km).

R. as measured by accidents was the Khorog-Osh highway, in the remote parts of the Pamirs in eastern Tajikistan. Relief may thus have played a role in producing cultures: Deep gorges separated by inaccessible mountain ranges made the Caucasus one of the most linguistically diverse areas on earth, as each group formed in relative isolation from others. Over 20 languages are recognized in just one part of the Caucasus, Dagestan. Furthermore, mountains provided a natural defense barrier against the invaders, and thus the Caucasus and mountainous Tajikistan were the last two areas added to the growing Russian Empire.

5), Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. 9ºC, MAP = 193 mm), has a typical desert climate (BW). S. Southwest, there is no August monsoonal rain. The peak of precipitation occurs in spring, when 35–45 mm of rain may fall per month, instantly turning the gray desert into a flowering garden. 7ºC), and the summers are uncomfortably hot (+37ºC is typical). Las Vegas, Nevada, has a similar climate, except that it is even drier (100 mm of precipitation per year vs. 193 mm in Ashgabat) and a bit warmer in winter.

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