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…
so he decided to go after his most glaring defeat, which was Russia. Hitler knew that if he could capture the city of Stalingrad and continue south to the Caucasus, the supplies would be unlimited and he would gain control of many valuable oil wells. This new plan was named Operation Blue and it entailed many things that had to go right for the German army in order for it to be a successful mission.
The geography in Western Russia was set to play a big part in Operation Blue. Two German brigades…
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…
of Russia from 1825 until 1855, known as one of the most reactionary of the Russian monarchs. On the eve of his death, the Russian Empire reached its historical zenith spanning over 20 million square kilometers.
Slavs- the first mention of the name Slavs dates to the 6th century, by which time the Slavic tribes inhabited a vast area of central-eastern Europe. Over the following two centuries, the Slavs expanded further, towards the Balkans and the Alps in the south and west, and the Volga in the…
Location: Russia (officially called the Russian Federation) is a large country in Asia and Europe. Russia is bordered by China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Black Sea, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, the Baltic Sea, Finland, Norway, the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Sea of Japan.
Capital: Moscow is the capital of Russia.
Size: Russia covers about 17,098,242 square kilometers (almost twice as big as the USA). Russia is the largest…
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
The operation Barbarossa was a very significant part of History because it was a major turning point for war, before the German invasion of Russia, the axis powers (Germany, Italy, Japan) seemed unstoppable.
Furthermore, despite the heavy factors Nazi Germany received, if they happened to defeat Soviet Russia, than there would be a very high chance Europe would have still been under Nazi-Reign and would have been entirely occupied by the Axis powers.
The German invasion…
and adopted Byzantine Christianity. The Mongol conquest in 1240
ended Kievan power. From the 13th to the 16th century, Kiev was under the influence of Poland
and western Europe. After the Russian Revolution, Ukraine declared its independence from
Russia on Jan. 28, 1918, and several years of warfare ensued with several groups. The Red
Army finally was victorious over Kiev, and in 1920 Ukraine became a Soviet republic. In 1922,
Ukraine became one of the founders of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics…
Holodomor Extermination by hunger
The soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, and his henchman Lazar
Kaganovic, instigated the famine against the ethnic Ukrainian
region of northern Caucasus, and the lower Volga River region.
710 million Ukrainians died due to the sharp increases in
Ukraines production quotas.
Throughout history, Ukraine wanted to gain independence from
the rule of the Czars for the previous 200 years. When the fall of
led to the abuses…
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…
12th century, Germany began to migrate to Eastern and southern European countries, mainly the river Rhine and the Republic of the Ukraine and Russia. There were “Germany Republic” in many of Russia's small States, such as the Black Sea, the Caucasus, even in the Volga, and the members of the Republic were immigrants from Germany. They got along with Russia people really well until the time when Stalin used military forces destroyed the “Republic”, as a surprise for Hitler to the Soviet Union's reprisal…