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Aubrie Ellis

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Transcript of Russia

Russia's geography, important events, important people, climate and culture Important People Important Events Russia is the largest country in the world, taking up most of eastern Europe and northern Asia Soviet Union Falls The Soviet Union fell apart in 1991 Russian Revolution The Berlin Wall In 1961 the Soviet Union built the Berlin Wall WWI Vladimir Lenin General Zhukov He effectively lead an attack on Berlin in 1945 during WWII Vladimir Lenin was known as the father of the Russian Revolution He was Russia's first communist leader Boris Yeltsin Boris Yeltsin the first president of the Russian Federation In 1914 WWI began Many Russian soldiers were killed and went missing In 1917 revolutionaries overthrew the government In 1918 Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed and Russia became the USSR In 1989 the wall was destroyed Russia became independent Russia's Geography 78 % of Russia's population lives between the Ural Mountains and the Ukraine Belarus border Population: 143,200,000 Bordered by Norway and Finland northwest; Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania west, Georgia and Azerbaijan southwest; Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, and North Korea south Russia's Culture Russian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1% (2002 census) Over 100 languages are spoken in Russia, but Russian is the official language Most Russians are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or Buddhist Many Russians drink tea in their everyday life Holiday foods in Russia include kulich and paska Some Russians celebrate Christmas, New Years, and Easter, but they also celebrate Victor's Day and International Women's Day Government Three branches, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial The president is elected to a four year term and is elected by citizens Russia's legislative Federal Assembly has a 450 state Duma and a 178 seat Federal Council The Federal Council appoints judges to the Constitutional Court 99.4% are literate life expectancy is 66.46 yrs old current president is Vladimir Putin Fought in Russian Civil War (1918-1921 He served from 1991-1999 2/1/1931 - 4/23/2007 Founder of Russian communist party Many Russians died from famine The Berlin separated East Germany from West Germany Russia's Economy Exports Type of Economy Natural Resources Imports Russia has a free market economy Buyers and sellers can can make transactions based on mutal agreement Petroleum, natural gas, coal, metals, and fuel Russia's climate can make it hard to access certain resources Oil and petroleum products, aluminum, iron and steel products, and nickel are top exports Machinery and equipment, cars, plastics, medicines, meat, and fruit are major imports Major Trade Partners EU countries (France, Germany, and Italy), the U.S. When the Soviet Union split in 1991 The Russian Federation didn't have to take responsibility for environmental problems(oil pipelines bursting) because they were now in different countries (other countries had to deal with the problems they caused) Environment In 1992 the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources was formed to try to help with pollution and other problems
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