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  River Rafting and Kayaking in Russia and Siberia
River Rafting and Kayaking in Russia and Siberia
Several years ago these western river rafters and kayakers took their first rafting trips down some of the spectacular rivers in Russia.
We have been running and managing river rafting operations in the United States for over ten years, and we bring the American river rafting style to Russian rivers.
www.raftsiberia.com   (507 words)

  
  Rivers of Russia - Definition, explanation
Notable rivers of Russia in Europe are the Volga, Don, Kama, Oka and the Northern Dvina, while several other rivers originate in Russia but flow into other countries, such as the Dniepr and the Western Dvina.
In Asia, important rivers are the Ob, Irtysh, Yenisei, Angara, Lena, Amur, Yana, Indigirka and Kolyma.
Rivers that flow into other rivers are ordered by the proximity of their point of confluence to the mouth of the main river, i.e.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/r/ri/rivers_of_russia.php   (415 words)

  
 Russia Today : Explore Russia with InteractiveRussia
In-Russia is proud to offer you a unique river cruise on board of ALEXANDER PIROGOV, a comfortable motor ship.
The capital of Russia is one of the biggest cities of the world hosting more than 9 million people.
Rafting down the Katun´;, you´ll be following one of the most famous rivers in all of Russia since the Katun´; was the first river explored by foreign whitewater enthusiasts.
www.in-russia.com   (697 words)

  
 Kathy Lyne Jones: Lesson Plan - "How Long Is The Volga?"
This river floods at least once a year and even two yearly floods have occured the past several years because of cyclones formed over the Atlantic and the Baltic.
It is a very powerful river, although it is only 1,1974 kn long (30 km of its length is in St. Petersburg), it is 600 meters wide, (1 km at its widest point), but it is very deep and carries more water than the Dnieper or Don.
Factories in Ulan Ude, 130 km up river on the Selenga River have caused this water to be laden with sediment and wastes from 3 cities, as well as human and industrial waste.
www.unr.edu /geography/gain/materials/volga.html   (1321 words)

  
  Cruisemates Ports of Call
Winston Churchill called Russia "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." Those of us who grew up in the 1950s and 60s still recall visions of Mother Russia as a growling bear grasping nuclear warheads in her bared teeth.
My Russian river journey aboard Viking River Cruises' MS Pakhamov helped to unwrap that mystery for me. I spent 13 days immersed in the Russian climate and culture, seeing historical sites as well as the daily lives of the Russian people.
Viking River's Russian cruises are pre-sold to various tour operators, and "Viking River Cruises" in the United States is just one of them.
www.cruisemates.com /articles/luxury/RussiaRivers1.cfm   (1486 words)

  
  Russia - MSN Encarta
The Volga River, located in European Russia, is the country’s fourth longest river and the longest river in Europe.
The Terek and Kubanrivers originate in the Greater Caucasus and are important for irrigation purposes.
Russia’s next two largest lakes in terms of surface area are Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569000_3/Russia.html   (1958 words)

  
 Russia - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
On the north Russia is bounded by extensions of the Arctic Ocean: the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, and Chukchi seas.
Most of European Russia is part of a rolling plain that arcs across the continent into Russia, where it widens and has an average elevation of about 200 m (about 600 ft).
Russia produces a significant portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, which most scientists believe are a major cause of global warming.
encarta.msn.com /text_761569000___3/Russia.html   (5173 words)

  
 Russia - MSN Encarta
To the east of the Lena River the topography consists of a series of mountains and basins.
On the northern European Plain, the Narva and Daugava (Western Dvina) rivers flow north-west to the Baltic Sea; the Pechora, Northern Dvina, Mezen, and Onega rivers flow to the Arctic Ocean and the White Sea.
On the northern Caucasian Plain the two most important rivers for irrigation purposes are the Kuban, which flows west to the Sea of Azov, and the Terek, which flows east to the Caspian Sea.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569000_2/Russia.html   (1208 words)

  
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The easiest river to access - the 'Chuyskiy trakt', the main road from Novosibirsk to Mongolia is along the river almost for the whole lenght.
The valley is dry and arid, the river is gray-brown.
Actually, this river is not difficult in the whole except the 5-km stretch of continuous waterfalls 10 km before it tributes to Chulyshman.
www.geocities.com /nickpaleo/siberia/rivers.html   (2305 words)

  
 Russia > The Stories from a life of Russians. > Geography of Russia
There are ten time zones in Russia, which means that the New Year is celebrated ten times: while in Moscow the Chimes strike 2 p.m., the people of Kamchatka and the Chukot Peninsula drink champaigne to the coming New Year.
Volga is a great and picturesque river which attracts people from all over the Russia to rest there.
However, ecologically, Volga is one of the dirtiest rivers of Russia.
www.storruss.com /stories/russia/home/home001russiastoriesgeography.shtml   (351 words)

  
 Russia at AllExperts
The Early East Slavs constituted the bulk of the population in Western Russia from the 7th century onwards and slowly assimilated the native Finno-Ugric tribes, such as the Merya, the Muromians and the Meshchera.
Russia saw its comparatively developed centrally planned economy contract severely for five years, as the executive and the legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms and Russia's aging industrial base faced a serious decline.
Population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-western parts of Siberia; the south-eastern part of Siberia that meets the Pacific Ocean, known as the Russian Far East, is sparsely populated, with its southern part being densest.
en.allexperts.com /e/r/ru/russia.htm   (6287 words)

  
 Official Website of the G8 presidency of the Russian Federation in 2006
Russia’s westernmost point is near Kaliningrad (38ْ 38َ E), and its easternmost points are on Ratmanov Island (169ْ 02َ W) and on the continent at Cape Dezhnev (160ْ 40َ W).
Russia is mostly a lowland country, with mountainous areas in the east and south.
The hayfields are concentrated in the north of European Russia, primarily in flooded meadows.
en.g8russia.ru /land/russia/geography   (1352 words)

  
 Russian Folklore - animals, rivers, regions, climate at Russian.Net.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The climate is extreme, varying from averages of -20 degrees celsius or -4 fahrenheit in winter to +20 degrees celsius or 68 fahrenheit in the summer.
Russia's rich variety of animal life includes tigers, reindeer, moose, sable, polar bears, walrus, grey wolf, red-breasted goose, and the Baikal seal.
The common brown bear a national symbol of Russia, lives in the mountains and forests of the entire country from Europe to Siberia, and in the mountains of the far eastern Ussuri region.
www.russian.net /russianfolklore2.htm   (350 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Russia - Drainage - Climate | Russian Information Resource
Forty of Russia's rivers longer than 1,000 kilometers are east of the Urals, including the three major rivers that drain Siberia as they flow northward to the Arctic Ocean: the Irtysh-Ob' system (totaling 5,380 kilometers), the Yenisey (4,000 kilometer s), and the Lena (3,630 kilometers).
In European Russia, the largest lakes are Ladoga and Onega northeast of St. Petersburg, Lake Peipus on the Estonian border, and the Rybinsk Reservoir north of Moscow.
Because only small parts of Russia are south of 50° north latitude and more than half of the country is north of 60° north latitude, extensive regions experience six months of snow cover over subsoil that is permanently frozen to depths as far as several hundred meters.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/russia/russia59.html   (1411 words)

  
 Russia information - Search.com
The northern part of Russia together with Novgorod retained some degree of autonomy during the time of the Mongol yoke and was largely spared the atrocities that affected the rest of the country.
Russia won the War of 1877-1878, forcing the Ottoman Empire to recognize the independence of Romania, Serbia and Montenegro and autonomy of Bulgaria.
By April 1st, 2006, Russia's international reserves reached $206 billion nominally and projected to grow to $230-280 billion by the end of this year and to $300-400 billion by the end of 2007 [2].
webshots.search.com /reference/Russia   (6049 words)

  
 Russia - Gurupedia
Main articles: Subdivisions of Russia, Federal districts of Russia, Federal subjects of Russia, Republics of Russia, Oblasts of Russia, Krais of Russia, Autonomous Oblasts of Russia, Autonomous Districts of Russia, Federal cities of Russia.
Russia achieved a slight recovery in 1997, but that year's Asian financial crisis culminated in the August depreciation of the ruble, a debt default by the government, and a sharp deterioration in living standards for most of the population.
Russia is fairly sparsely populated and has extremely low average population density due to its enormous size; population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-eastern part of Siberia.
www.gurupedia.com /r/ru/russia.htm   (2026 words)

  
 Топики по английскому языку. Russia
The main Siberian rivers- the Ob, the Yenisei and the Lena- flow from the south to the north.
Russia is very reach in oil, iron ore, natural gas, copper, nickel and other mineral resources.
But in spite of the problems Russia is facing at present, there are a lot of opportunities for this country to become one of the leading countries in the world.
www.s1226.net.ru /e_topics/russia.htm   (458 words)

  
 Russia - Environmental Problems   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Asian Russia, the heaviest air pollution is in Omsk and Novokuznetsk in southwestern Siberia, Irkutsk on Lake Baikal, the Noril'sk industrial center in northwestern Siberia, and Khabarovsk in the Far East.
As a result, 75 percent of Russia's surface water is now polluted, 50 percent of all water is not potable according to quality standards established in 1992, and an estimated 30 percent of groundwater available for use is highly polluted.
In 1994 Russia complied with Japan's demand to cease dumping entirely; after a long series of negotiations, in January 1996 Russia and Japan agreed on construction of a floating nuclear waste recycling plant and expansion of an existing facility to process nuclear waste generated by the Pacific Fleet.
countrystudies.us /russia/25.htm   (4928 words)

  
 Russia
He married the niece of the last Byzantine Emperor and thereby laid claim to the idea that Moscow was the Third Rome.
During the Mongol period, Russia was cut off from Western Europe and did not share in the cultural developments of the Italian Renaissance or the Reformation Period.
The modern history of Russia may be said to have begun with Ivan III, the Great.
faculty.ucc.edu /egh-damerow/russia.htm   (315 words)

  
 Alaska Business Monthly article on Larry Rivers in Russia.
Rivers is but one of a few to assault its unfamiliar commercial terrain and come out on top.
Ask Rivers what he considers to be the most common transplanted traits to turn business ventures south, and he’ll answer unequivocally that arrogance on the part of Americans tops the list.
To accomplish this, Rivers divided Russia’s expansive map into a dozen or so regions, studying each on the merits of its ocean, road and rail support system as well as population centers.
www.larryrivers.com /akbusmonthly.htm   (2201 words)

  
 About Russia, Marriage, Dating, Russian, Ukrain, Girl, Love, Wedding   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Russia is the largest country of the Earth, with enormous tracts of land, its natural and cultural heritage waiting to be discovered.
There are many rivers in Russia, the longest rivers are the Volga in Europe and the Yenisei and the Ob in Asia.
Russia is the largest country on earth in terms of area, with enormous tracts of land that have been opened to travellers only in the last few years.
www.mylady.info /about_Russia.php?MYLDSID=dd3d10ade476a1cf9bfb10de33d6ac8e   (1721 words)

  
 River cruises: LEXCORP CRUISE & TOUR - Russia river cruise rivers in St. Petersburg, Moscow. Cruises in Thailand, ...
Volgograd originated in 1589 with the foundation of the fortress of Tsaritsyn at the confluence of the Tsaritsa and Volga rivers.
At the confluence of the Kostroma and Volga Rivers rise the white stone walls of the Ipatievsky Monastery.
President of Russia, Vladimir Putin is so proud of his birthplace that he has made it a tradition bringing his honored foreign guests to St. Petersburg for an informal visit.
www.cruisemarket.com /russia_cruise_rostov_stpetersburg.html   (1935 words)

  
 Exploring Russia / Waterways
To experience Russia only from the land, however, is to miss a central feature of its character, for river travel has stood at the heart of Russian life for millenia.
The greatest of Russia's rivers, however, is the Volga.
One of Russia's oldest cities, Yaroslavl was founded by Yaroslav the Wise of Kievan Rus' in 1010.
www.geographia.com /russia/water01.htm   (1349 words)

  
 Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The oceans that border the country are the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Lena River, the Baltic Sea, and the fl sea.
Some of the Rivers in Russia are Volga River, the Ob River and Lake Baikal.
The habitats found in Russia are mountains, tundra, grasslands and forests.
www.wsd1.org /sargentpark/Kountriesby_Kalman_2003/russia.htm   (464 words)

  
 Fly fishing Russia - Kamchatka
The key to a dependable trip is the combination of American oversight with a well connected partner from Russia.
From a mobile tent camp you can fly to a different river every day but have the benefit of a float as you are camped on prime spots.
Russia is the last frontier for freshwater fly fishing for wild, native rainbow trout, steelhead and salmon.
www.flyfishingheaven.com /russia.html   (359 words)

  
 Fishing in Russia
While there are several Atlantic Salmon rivers in Russia, in our opinion, there is only one river and operator which can be consistently counted on to provide the angler with a safe and successful week of fishing in Russia - the Ponoi River Company.
While there are no mountains, the river has incredible character and the forests and land that surround the river make it as pretty as any mountain river.
In fact, the only time the river does turn off color is after a large wind stirs up the sediment in the tundra ponds which serve as the headwaters of the Ponoi.
www.sweetwatertravel.com /Russia_PonoiAREA.htm   (365 words)

  
 Brett's Awesome Russia Page
Russia is a very famous country, and almost everyone has heard of it, or the one-time USSR.
Russia is the largest country in the world, with an area of 6,592,850 square miles.
Russia's highest point is Mount Elbrus, at 18,510 ft. The lowest point is the coast of the Caspian Sea, which is 92 feet below sea level.
ww2.rochester.k12.mn.us /kellogg/rodgers/kids/amundson/brettweb.htm   (901 words)

  
 Russia
Peter the Great founded the city on a swamp in 1703 as "Russia's window to the west." Peter had to first evict the Swedes from this corner of the Baltic Sea in a series of decisive battles, then he brought in the finest artisans and architects of Europe to build his new city.
Russia has a LOT of Arctic, so that was the biggest section.
I had to leave Russia by the 16th of August, when my visa expired, or I would be in big trouble.
www.arizonahandbook.com /russia.htm   (4546 words)

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