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…
Russia’s Lack of Change
Through the years Russia has developed an empire as great in legend, as its massive size. Its people are as great and strong as its geography, yet they often relinquish power to a single ruler. The ever changing land that russia lies upon in northern europe and asia relates well to its people...Or so it seems. Despite the change that Russia has appeared to experience through the years, it lacks any real change overall, in that it is constantly…
Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Russia. Russia was the largest, most populated and most strategically important of these countries. The end of the USSR also caused the falling apart of the communist system including the political institutions, economic system and social values. It is amazing how quickly all this happened.
With the falling apart of the USSR came new borders for Russia. As the heir to both the USSR and the Russian empire this country is…
February 1917 was a massive upheaval for the people of Russia, especially in Petrograd. For years tension had been brewing due to the effects of many different aspects of life in Russia, like the personality of the Tsar and the inconsistency of the Duma. There was also the impact of the years of 1906-1914, and also, maybe most importantly the effects of World War One on Russia. All this led to what is widely referred to as a revolution, but how far should the First World War be responsible for the…
Honors European History
February 24, 2014
The Rise of Muscovite Russia to the End of Serfdom
The Greek myth of Niobe is characterized by an undying hubris towards the gods, a hubris
instilled into the House of Atreus for generations to assure a rise to power. Niobe, with her ethereal
beauty, royal blood, and prodigious children, saw herself to be more beautiful than Aphrodite, more royal
than Zeus, and her children more awe-inspiring than any of the Olympians.…
Russia Listeni/ˈrʌʃə/ or /ˈrʊʃə/ (Russian: Россия, tr. Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə] ( listen)), also officially known as the Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈrat͡sɨjə] ( listen)), is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad…
Come To Russia!
Do you need a vacation or a break! Come to russia!
Come to the wonderful Russia
- most of the country has a continental climate, with long, cold winters and brief summers
- Annual precipitation decreases from about 64–76 cm (25–30 in) in the European region to less than 5 cm (2 in) a year in parts.
- Receives from 8 to 12 months of snow or rain
- But summers are always beautiful.
Where to go? What to do…
The origins of Russia, the largest country in the world today, are shrouded in mystery and legend. In the 9th century, Viking trader called the “Rus” began to spread throughout the territory of what would become Russia, and by the later part of the century Viking princes ruled rival cities throughout the land. However Kiev, ruled by Vladimir I, was the strongest.
Vladimir I wanted to rule all of Russia, and to do that he knew he needed a way to unite the vast population of his future territory…
Stalingrad is located in the southeastern part of European
It is 80 kilometers (50 miles) long, north to south.
The land area is about 112,877 km square kilometers
Stalingrad is situated on the West bank of the Volga River.
The North-western part of Volgograd Region lies in the wooded
steppe and the eastern part lies in the semi deserts and the
Russia is a country located in northern Eurasia bordering the Arctic Ocean between Europe and North Pacific Ocean. Neighboring countries include Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, and Ukraine. The geography is diverse and includes vast forests and tundra in Siberia and mountains along the southern borders.
Major Geographic Features
The Russian Federation is the largest of the 21 republics…