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Russia and Central Asia. Leading countries. GDP -- Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan Land Size --Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan Population --Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan. Physical Characteristics. Vast time zone--Spans two continents (Europe and Asia), covers 11 time zones

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Leading countries
Leading countries

  • GDP-- Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkmenistan

  • Land Size--Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan

  • Population--Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan

Physical characteristics
Physical Characteristics

  • Vast time zone--Spans two continents (Europe and Asia), covers 11 time zones

  • Vast area of tundra, taiga, permafrost, and steppe

  • varied climate regions

  • huge black earth belt (rich Chernozem soil)

  • Mountains

  • Caucasus

  • Ural Mountains (divide Europe from Asia)

  • Siberia (the sleeping land), located east of the Urals

  • Major oil, natural gas, and mineral resoures

Physical characteristics1
Physical Characteristics

  • Some rivers flow northward to the Arctic Ocean

Economic characteristics
Economic Characteristics

  • Transition from communist to free market economy

  • Farming and Industry concentrated in the Fertile Triangle region, home of rich Chernozem soils (wheat farming)

Economic characteristics cont
Economic characteristics cont. rivers, and canals and railroads

  • Russian natural resources are not fully developed due to climate, limited transportation links, and vastness of the country

  • Foreign competition for investment in the region (oil pipeline)

  • widespread pollution

Cultural characteristics
Cultural Characteristics feeding the sea (irrigation)

  • Diverse ethnic groups, customs, and traditions (many of Turkic and Mongol heritage)

  • Cultural Heritage

    • Ballet Fabergé eggs

    • Music Icons

    • Matrioshka dolls

    • Oriental carpets

    • Samovars

  • Cultural Landscape feeding the sea (irrigation)

  • -Russian Orthodox churches

  • -St. Basil’s Church

  • -Red Square

  • -Kremlin

  • -mosques, minarets

  • -Siberian villages

  • -Soviet style apartment blocks

Cultural characteristics cont
Cultural characteristics cont. feeding the sea (irrigation)

  • Cities as a center of culture and trade

    • Moscow

    • St. Petersburg

    • Novosibirsk

Matrioshka dolls
Matrioshka dolls feeding the sea (irrigation)

Faberge eggs
Faberge’ eggs feeding the sea (irrigation)

Samovars feeding the sea (irrigation)

Kremlin feeding the sea (irrigation)

St basil s cathedral
St. Basil’s Cathedral feeding the sea (irrigation)

Russian orthodox church
Russian Orthodox Church feeding the sea (irrigation)