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Cucasus Mts.
stretch from Black to Caspian Sea, contains Mt. Elbrus
3 parts of Far Eastern Russia
Kamchatka Penninsula, Kuril Islands and Sakhalin Islands
Taiga
a forest of evergreen trees growing south of the tundra in Russia
Steppe
a wide, flat grassland region that stretches from Ukraine to Kazakhstan
Rus
Viking traders from Scandanavia, gave russia it's name
Cyrillic Alphabet
form of the Greek Alphabet
Tatars
Mongol invaders
Muscovy
strongest state
Ivan IV
Ivan the terrible, first russian czar (song)
Czar
emporer of the Russian Empire
Vladmir Lenin
Leader of the Bolsheviks, overthrew the russian government(song)
Bolsheviks
communist groups (song)
Josheph Stalin
Lenins succesor (song)
Allies of WWII
UK and US
consumer goods
products used at home and in everyday life
Mikhail Gorbachev
last soviet leader (song)
CIS
commonwealth of Indepentant states
Nicholas II
last russian czar(song)
Russification
making non ethnic russians become russian by learning language and culture
Peter Tchaikovsky
composed music for the Nutcracker (song)
Alexander Solzhenitsyn
wrote about russia under communism (song)
Russian Heartland
European section of Russia
Kremlin
center of the russian government offices
Smelter
Factories that process metal ores
Matryoshka
nesting doll
Habitation fog
caused by fumes and smoke trapped over siberian cities by very cold weather
BAM
Baikal-Amur Mainline(railroad)
5 natural recources of Siberia
timber, diamond, coal, oil, and natural gas
Kuzbas
one of siberisas most industrial areas
Lake Baikal
worlds deepest lake
Far East Russia's 2 island areas
Sakhalin and Hokkaido