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5 Themes Of Geography: Russia

A project for social studies.

Mackenzie Shellnut

on 10 November 2013

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Transcript of 5 Themes Of Geography: Russia

By: Mackenzie Shellnut

Location includes; Relative location and absolute location. For example, you could give the relative location of St. Louis, Missouri as being in eastern Missouri along the Mississippi River southeast of St. Charles, but the absolute location of St. Louis is 38° North 90° West.
Relative Location
Russia is bordered by:
the Arctic and Pacific Oceans
13 seas, including: The Barents Sea, The Bering Sea, The Sea of Okhotsk, The Laptev Sea, The Baltic Sea, The White Sea, The Aral Sea, The Black Sea, The Caspian Sea, The Kara Sea, The East Siberian Sea, The Yellow Sea, and The Sea of Japan.
and 14 countries, including: Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, and Ukraine.

Absolute Location
The absolute location of Russia is:
North 82°N
South 43°N
East 173°E
West 27°E

Human Characteristics
They are anything humans have made/caused. Human characteristic for Russia are:
Cities; Moscow is the largest city in Russia with a population of 11.5 million people.
Airports; Moscow Domodedovo Airport is the biggest airport in Russia, serving 22 million passengers a year.
The Trans-Siberian Railroad; It is the longest railway in the world, connecting Moscow to The Sea of Japan.

Physical Characteristics
The major physical features of Russia are the North European Plain and the West Siberian Plain
Russian physical features are divided basically into 3 parts: European Russia, Western Siberia - Between Ural Mountains and the Yenisei River. It contains both forests and swamps. Eastern Siberia - Between The Yenisei River and the Pacific Ocean. It contains the Siberian Plateau and other mountain ranges.
The mountain ranges are -
Ural Mountains
Caucasus Mountains
Kolyma Mountains
Some goods/products of Russia are:
Furs such as; Siberian Foxes, rabbits, beavers, squirrels and raccoons.
Iron Ore; Russia has the largest reserves in the world.
Russian cars; The two main car producers are AvtoVAZ and GAZ.
Movement Of Goods/Products
The theme of place addresses this question: What's it like there? This theme
considers the characteristics that make one place different from all other places on earth.
Geographers describe a place by two kinds of characteristics; physical and human.
The theme movement addresses this question: How and why are places connected with one another? Relationships between people in different places are shaped by the constant movement of people, ideas, and materials.
Like Americans, Russian people really enjoy their summer vacations. It is NOT uncommon to see people on the beaches of the Black and the Caspian Seas.
Tourists from west often vacation in the East, people who live in east would like to see the West. Southerners tend to enjoy the cooler northern countries and northerners try to get as much of the hot sun of the South as possible.
Movement Of People
The physical and human characteristics of a place provide keys to understanding the
interrelationships between people and their environments. This geographic theme
addresses this question: What is the relationship between humans and the
Human/Environment Interaction
Humans Using The Environment
Building Dams for power generation; Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam is the largest dam in Russia.
Farming; Planting crops and producing dairy products.

Humans use the environment for multiple things. Here are some examples:
Humans Changing The Environment
Russian change the environment by doing;
Cutting down trees
Regions-12 economic regions of Russia
It is defined as an area that has unifying characteristics. The study of regions helps us answer these questions: How and why is one area similar to another? How do the areas differ? Most regions differ significantly from adjoining areas.
Russians speak in a different language, they speak Russian
Russians play with dolls called nesting dolls
They also celebrate their Russian holidays. Some Russian holidays are; January 1-5 - New Year (the biggest Russian holiday)
January 7 - Christmas (Orthodox Christmas)
Culture Of Russia
The human environment interaction in Russia is contaminated.
This is mostly due to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant tragedy in 1986. This has affected the environment greatly up to date and will continue into the future.

Humans Adapting To The Environment
Despite Being very cold in the winter, the Russian people continue to live their normal lives.

Central economic region
Central Black Earth economic region
East Siberian economic region
Far Eastern economic region
Northern economic region
North Caucasus economic region
Northwestern economic region
Volga economic region
Urals economic region
Volga-Vyatka economic region
West Siberian economic region
Kaliningrad economic region
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