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  River Rafting and Kayaking in Russia and Siberia
River Rafting and Kayaking in Russia and Siberia
These joint rafting trips took place on the white water rivers of the Altai mountains in South Siberia.
In addition to these exchanges, there have been rafting competitions in the Altai region of Siberia, the United States, Costa Rica, and other countries.
www.raftsiberia.com   (507 words)

  
  Siberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Siberia (Russian: Сиби́рь, common English transliterations: Sibir’, Sibir; Tatar: Seber) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of Northern Asia.
Siberia was occupied by differing groups of nomads such as the Yenets, the Nenets, the Huns, and the Uyghurs.
Siberia is filled with natural resources and during the 20th century these were developed, and industrial towns cropped up throughout the region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siberia   (1147 words)

  
 Siberia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Siberia’s administrative units are the Altai, Buryat, Khakass, and Tuva republics, the Altai and Krasnoyarsk territories, the Omsk, Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Irkutsk, and Chita regions, and the Taymyr, Ust-Ordyn-Buryat, and Evenki autonomous areas.
Siberia may be divided, from north to south, into the zones of vegetation that run across Russia—the tundra (extending c.200 mi/320 km inland along the entire Arctic coast), the taiga, the mixed forest belt, and the steppe zone.
Siberia was used as a penal colony and a place of exile for political prisoners; among the latter there emerged (especially after the exile of leaders of the Decembrist Conspiracy of 1825) a small but vocal Siberian intelligentsia, who agitated for an end of Siberia’s colonial status.
www.bartleby.com /65/si/Siberia.html   (2031 words)

  
 Siberia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Siberia (Russian : Сибирь; Sibír') is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting all of northern Asia and extending eastward from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean and southward from the Arctic Ocean to the hills of north-central Kazakhstan the borders of Mongolia and China.
Siberia was occupied by differing groups of such as the Yenets the Nenets the Huns and the Uighurs.
A harsh climate has limited Siberia's development and population The region has an abundance of natural including many minerals vast oil fields rich forests and grasslands in the extreme southwest that are for farming.
www.freeglossary.com /Siberia   (876 words)

  
 About Siberia
Mountain systems border Siberia from the west, the east and the south, enclosing it from cyclones of the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, as well as from hot Central Asia.
The area of Siberia is greater than one-half of the area of the Russian Federation, almost equal to the area of Europe, almost a quarter of the entire Asia or 1/15 of the whole land of the Earth.
Southern Siberia is a major agricultural region, although the natural climatic conditions are difficult for intensive agriculture.
www-sbras.nsc.ru /sicc/siberia_.htm   (747 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Siberia
Whole caravans of country people and women intended for the Cossacks were sent to Siberia at government expense to promote agriculture and to accustom the Cossacks to a settled mode of life; this was accompanied by concessions in the payment of taxes.
In the interior of Siberia there was a great increase of the colonizing movement in the nineteenth century; from the thirties on especially there was a great number of exiles.
Among the causes for this decline, outside of the small natural increase of the aborigines, are such diseases as small-pox and typhus that have been introduced by Europeans, the injury done by brandy, the decline of the chase, and the steady advance of the Russian peasant.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13767b.htm   (2378 words)

  
 AIESEC in NSU >> Siberia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At Siberia's northeastern extreme, a chain of volcanic peaks-some of which are still active-extends along the entire length of the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Siberia is traversed from north to south by three great rivers, whose tributaries intersect like branches of huge spreading trees.
Farming in Siberia is limited mainly to the west and southwest, where wheat, rye, oats, barley, and sunflowers are cultivated intensively.
www.nsu.ru /aiesec/english/fortrainees/siberia.php   (1085 words)

  
 Arctic Social Sciences - Arctic Studies Center
Archaeological evidence indicates that the settlement of Siberia was a complex and lengthy process with migrations possibly originating from southern Russia and eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Mongolia.
In addition, there is evidence that cultural ties were established between the populations of western Siberia and eastern Europe as early as the Neolithic period, and archeological findings of later periods testify to bonds between the populations of Siberia and the ancient civilizations to the West and South.
We suggested that the occurrence of this marker in Siberia is better explained by back-migration of males from North America to Siberia with subsequent gene flow in Asia.
www.mnh.si.edu /arctic/html/peopling_siberia.html   (1739 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Warming hits 'tipping point'
The area, which covers the entire sub-Arctic region of western Siberia, is the world's largest frozen peat bog and scientists fear that as it thaws, it will release billions of tonnes of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere.
Western Siberia is heating up faster than anywhere else in the world, having experienced a rise of some 3C in the past 40 years.
Siberia's peat bogs have been producing methane since they formed at the end of the last ice age, but most of the gas had been trapped in the permafrost.
guardian.co.uk /climatechange/story/0,12374,1546824,00.html#article_...   (1021 words)

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