Russia: Russia and Volga Essay

Submitted By hezdopee
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1. My imaginative experience of the boat ride along the Volga and Don Rivers would have been interesting. We would experience an okay temperature between the 60 and 75 degree weather that’s only during July besides that it’s a drastic climate change. The people there are of Turkish decent, Persian decent, and there are some Muslims as well. The Volga region is also home to a large German minority group, the Volga Germans. Under the Soviet Union a large slice of the region was turned into the Volga German Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic to house the Volga Germans. The crops that can be found along the sides of the Volga and Don River are sunflower, sugar, and beets. The fertile river valley provides a great wheat-growing region A large petroleum industry on the Volga valley. Other minerals include natural gas, salt, and potash. The Volga Delta and the nearby Caspian Sea offer superb fishing grounds. Astrakhan, at the delta, is the centre of the caviar industry. Volgograd and Nizhny Novgorod are important manufacturing cities on the banks of the Volga. During Soviet rule, Nizhny Novgorod was closed to foreigners. Other important cities on the river include Saratov, Kazan, Tolyatti, and Samara. Nine major hydroelectric power stations and several large artificial lakes formed by dams lie along the Volga. The Volga – Don canal directly link as the lower end of both rivers so you would have to go south to the lower end of the Volga to intersect into the Don River. This is…