Flashcards in Chapter 7 SQ and Chapter Review Deck (34)
Why as Russia sought a warm water port throughout it's history?
So they can have more trade
What religion is most common among ethnic Russians?
They were autocrats they had no limits to their power
What kind of government did Lenin initiate?
A communist one
What did Putin do to improve administration throughout Russia's political divisions?
He grouped them into seven federal districts
A large region or administrative district similar to a state or province
Ten sparsely populated areas mostly in the north
Self ruling republics
Name Russia's two ports on the Baltic Sea
St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad
What 2 canal systems link the ports with Moscow?
The Volga Baltic Waterway and White Sea Baltic Canel
Name 2 republics where descendants of the Tatars now live?
Tatarstan and Bashkortostan
What mountain range divides Europe and Asia?
The Ural Mountains
Name 3 major geographic regions in Siberia.
Taiga forest, the Central Siberian Plateau, and the West Siberian Plain
What is the largest city in Siberia?
What is the main Siberian seaport?
Why is Asiatic Russia so important to European Russia?
A ruler with unlimited authority
A massive fortress at the heart of Moscow
A rolling grass land area
High latitude evergreen forests
Who was Lenin?
He led the Russia revolution
What does USSR mean?
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
What is CIS?
Commonwealth of Independent States
Who was Peter the Great?
A czars of Russian he built St. Petersburg
What is meant by Black Earth?
Who were the Cossacks?
Fiercely independent nomads similar to the plains Indians in America
What was the cold war?
Both the US and USSR fears that the other power would attack