Russia Essay

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Rogers Research Paper 14 Oct. 2012 Russia Introduction In World War II one of the well known Allies was Russia. Russia has evolved from the country it was in World War II to the country it is today. Today Russia is the largest country by area in the world. It is located in the northeastern hemisphere and it is in the continent Europe. Due to this positioning in the northeastern hemisphere, it suffers from very cold and violent winters. Since Russia is so large, it shares its borders with many countries. These countries include Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. The country Russia is known for previously being communistic under many leaders. The nationality of Russia is Russian. It has the ninth largest population with 142,517,670 people residing in Russia ("Central Intelligence Agency"). Russia is also known for its most famous city and capitol, Moscow. Western Russia hosts many attractions for travelers to go and enjoy themselves as well as historical points in history. Geography Russia has a very unique geography. Russia has a land mass of 6,323,481 square miles, and a water area of 278,186 square miles. This totals to being almost twice the size of the United States. Russia has three main types of zones covering it: taiga, steppe, and tundra (Aliprandini). The taiga covers almost half the country, has forest-like characteristics, and is located in the middle of the country. This area is inhabited by about one third of the total population of Russia. The steppe zone is a treeless grassy plains. There are two zones with this characteristic which are the East European Plain and the West Siberian Plain. Combined together, they would be the largest plain covering 965,255 square miles. As long as the land is not swampy then this is the best place to raise

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