Russian Geography Essay

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Russia is in a strategic location and borders 14 other countries, which include but are not limited to China, Mongolia, North Korea, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Lithuania, and Poland. There are many bodies of water that surround Russia, which include, Sea of Japan, Caspian Sea, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Kara Sea, Laptev Sea, Siberian Sea, Chukchi Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Sea of Okhotsk. The Russian terrain consists of plains, mountains, plateaus, and tundra, which spans, 6.5 million square miles and through 11 time zones. It takes up about half of the earth’s circumference. The West Siberian Plains spans between the Arctic Ocean and the Central Asian Steppes. …show more content…
It spans from the Yenisey River to the Lena River. Canyons have formed in the plateau because of erosion from the rivers. Many forms of rock are located in this area called metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary, and volcanic lava. Russia’s climate is mostly continental and cold. The temperatures range from freezing to below freezing in addition, will have extreme shifts in change. During the coldest time, it can get negative 96 degrees F. During the warmest time, the temperature can get to 100 degrees F. Moscow is the nation’s capital and is the biggest city with a population of 11.92 million according to sources (UNdata, 2012). Moscow is the center for political, economic, industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural center in Russia. The Kremlin (Citadel in Moscow) surrounded by fortified walls encased with 20 towers, holds some of the most historic Orthodox cathedrals dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. Along the eastern wall of the Kremlin is the Red Square. It holds the ashes of the Soviet Union’s first leader, Vladimir Ilich Lenin. The Moscow State University and 75 different institutes of higher education reside in Moscow. The Russian Academy of Sciences overlooks Moscow’s well-known Moscow Zoo and the Botanical …show more content…
Russia 's military strategy focus is mainly on the denial of accessing Russia’s water. As a part of that, it is heavily investing to expand its submarine fleet. Russia 's electronic warfare ability is also frightening to Pentagon military managers. It is unclear, to which Russia could jam the radars and signals intelligence of the U.S. 's advanced air power. Russia has two armies: About two thirds are roughly 800,000 unmotivated and poorly trained Soldiers. The last of the units are equipped with the best Russian military gear, including the Armata T-14 Main Battle Tanks. As of today, the Russian military is not equal to the U.S. military. Efficiency of nuclear generation in Russia has improved intensely since the mid-1990s. Over 20 nuclear power reactors are confirmed for export construction. Exports of nuclear goods and services are a major Russian policy and economic objective. Russia is a world leader in fast neutron reactor

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