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  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Russia
The easternmost point in Russia is Big Diomede Island (Ostrova Ratmanova); the westernmost, the boundary with Poland on a 60-km-long (40-mi-long) spit of land separating the Gulf of Gdańsk from the Vistula Lagoon.
Russia saw its economy contract severely for five years, as the executive and legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms and Russia's industrial base faced a serious decline.
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.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Russia   (3317 words)

  
  Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russia won the War of 1877-1878, forcing the Ottoman Empire to recognize the independence of Romania, Serbia and Montenegro and autonomy of Bulgaria.
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.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russia   (5782 words)

  
 Russia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The easternmost point in Russia is Big Diomede Island (Ostrov Ratmanova); the westernmost, the boundary with Poland on a 60-km-long (40-mi-long) spit of land separating the Gulf of Gdańsk from the Vistula Lagoon.
Russia saw its economy contract severely for five years, as the executive and legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms and Russia's industrial base faced a serious decline.
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.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Russia   (3537 words)

  
 Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Russia, having suffered a severe diplomatic setback at the Congress of Berlin (see Berlin, Congress of, 1878), eventually abandoned the Three Emperors’ League with Germany and Austria-Hungary and in 1892 entered into an alliance with republican France.
Russia did, however, resist the idea of resorting to military intervention in Iraq in order to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, and as the United States pressed in 2003 for a Security Council resolution supporting the use of force, Russia joined France in vowing to veto such a resolution.
Russia’s reputation suffered internationally, however, in late 2004 when it threw its support behind government candidates in Ukraine and the Georgian region of Abkhazia; in both elections, the candidates Moscow opposed ultimately succeeded despite strong resistance on the part of the existing governments to change.
www.bartleby.com /65/ru/Russia.html   (6604 words)

  
 To Russia With Love
The wide sidewalks were teeming with people as we got closer to the center of the City, and we began to notice the ubiquitous kiosks, selling everything from Coke to perfume and electronics, crowded in bunches on or along the sidewalks - the first signs of the incipient capitalism we had heard about.
We also soon noticed that Russia had not enacted or enforced any environmental laws, as the acrid air stung our eyes and nose and hung in a brownish gray hue over the city.
Someone later told us that restaurants in Russia sometimes pull this trick on unsuspecting foreigners - the preset table, the convenient "you're-in-luck" cancellation which provides you with a table, and, of course, the whopping bill which the victim feels too stupid to fight.
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 Wikipedia: Russia
Mountain ranges are found along the southern borders, such as the Caucasus (containing Mount Elbrus, Russia's and Europe's highest point at 5,633 m) and the Altai, and in the eastern parts, such as the Verkhoyansk Range or the volcanoes on Kamchatka.
Among the superlatives embodied by Russia, it is often mentioned that the federation spans eleven time zones from eastern Europe to the easternmost point in Asia.
Russia is fairly sparsely populated 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.
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 Russia - GEOGRAPHY
The tundra is Russia's northernmost zone, stretching from the Finnish border in the west to the Bering Strait in the east, then running south along the Pacific coast to the northern Kamchatka Peninsula.
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.
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.
www.mongabay.com /reference/country_studies/russia/GEOGRAPHY.html   (8723 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.
The area was conquered by the Mongols in the 13th century and eventually became the autonomous Siberian Khanate.
The growing power of Russia to the west began to undermine the Khanate in the 16th century.
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 Russia -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
While some import barriers are expected to be abolished after Russia's accession to the WTO in 2006, it is unlikely that a reduction in bureaucracy and corruption amongst customs and licensing officials will follow.
GDP increased by 7.2% in 2004 and 6.4% in 2005.
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].
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Russia   (5854 words)

  
 Subdivisions of Russia
Although Russia is still a very centralized country, it is nominally a federation and these first order divisions have each a constitution and locally elected government and parlament — as they are also entitled to have each a flag, an anthem and a coat of arms.
All other areas (Aghin Buriatia, Evenkia, Yugra, Koryakia, Nenetsia, Perm’s Komia, Taymyr, Ust-Ord Buriatia and Yamal) were and remain dependent from another federation subject, though all 89 of them are considered to be federation subjects of their own (which is also most confusing).
I think that stamps issued by subnational entitied within Russia are mostly official, though issued exclusively as philatelic items, and thus quite seldom used to post letters and parcels.
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 Estonia - Europe Movers. Moving companies Estonia. Free quotes by movers.
It is separated from Finland in the north by the narrow Gulf of Finland and from Sweden in the west by the middle part of the Baltic Sea.
Estonia has land borders with its fellow Baltic country Latvia to the south and Russia to the east.
Due to the geographical and demographic size of these subdivisions, they are to be considered counties rather than states (Estonian: pl. maakonnad; sg.
www.europemovers.com /Estonia.html   (405 words)

  
 Ancestral ROLL Family - Villages of our Forefathers
We find statements like "Russia," "Odessa," "Nikolaiev" (or in a couple cases in my family, "Nikolae"), which probably meant "in the region of...." Then when you check the ship records, it may be very specific (if you're lucky).
Autonomous oblast A territorial and administrative subdivision of a union republic or of a krai in the Russian Republic, created to grant a degree of autonomy to a national minority within that krai or union republic.
Autonomous okrug (pl., okruga) A territorial and administrative subdivision of a krai or oblast in the Russian Republic that granted a degree of administrative autonomy to a nationality; usually found in large, remote areas of sparse population.
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 Subdivisions of Russia: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Being the largest country in the world, and one of the most populated, Russia (Russia: A federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state) incorporates several types and levels of subdivisions.
Russia is a federation (federation: An organization formed by merging several groups or parties) which consists of 89 subjects (Russian (Russian: A native or inhabitant of Russia) : субъе́кт(ы); English transliteration (transliteration: A transcription from one alphabet to another) : subyekt(y)).
History of the administrative division of Russia (History of the administrative division of Russia: this article covers the history of the administrative division of russia from 1708 to...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/subdivisions_of_russia   (747 words)

  
 Subdivisions of Russia: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Okrug is a term to denote administrative subdivision in some slavic states....
A district ("landkreis") is a subdivision of a regierungsbezirk, an administrative region (or, in those states that do not contain administrative regions, of...
This article covers the history of the administrative division of russia from 1708 to 1744....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/su/subdivisions_of_russia.htm   (1144 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Once the preeminent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Russia has been an independent country since the dissolution of the union in December 1991.
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.
The recent arrest of Russia's most successful businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky on charges of fraud and corruption in relation to the large-scale privatizations organised under then-President Yeltsin has caused many foreign investors to worry about the stability of the Russian economy.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Russia   (2208 words)

  
 Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Black Sea coasts of Russia have less direct and more constrained access to the high seas than its Pacific and Arctic ones, but both are nevertheless important for that purpose.
Scottish and Newcastle, a beer firm who has found the beer market in Russia to be growing much faster than in other areas of Europe.
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
www.uncg.edu /gar/courses/lixl/380BLS/380Unit2/Lesson2Restoration_files/Russia.htm   (1771 words)

  
 Russian subnational flags
Oleg Gerasimov’s proposal for a new administrative division of Russia, with new subnational (and even national!) flags to match.
All Russian Federation subdivisions are entitled to have flags, but subjects other than republics were allowed to adopt flags only shortly before (or in early) 1994.
Although Russia is still a very centralized country, it is nominally a federation and these first order divisions have each a constitution and locally elected government and parlament — as they are also entitled to have each a flag, an anthem and a coat of arms.
flagspot.net /flags/ru-.html   (2138 words)

  
 Map of Russia - RussiaTrek.com
Subdivisions and Map of Russia (Click on the federal district below at the map of Russia)
Russia consists of 7 federal districts, that are divided into 89 "subjects".
These subjects are of equal federative rights in the sense that they have equal representation (2 delegates each) to the Federative Council of Russia.
www.russiatrek.com /map.shtml   (76 words)

  
 Russia Subjects
The Russia List says that the leaders of Chita region and Aga Buryat autonomous province have initiated the merger process, that it is progressing quickly, and the merger may be complete by the end of 2006.
Russia is the largest country in the world in area.
Russia is divided into one avtonomnaya oblast' (autonomous region); nine avtonomnyy okrug (autonomous province); two gorod ([federal] cities); seven kray (territory); 48 oblast' (region); and 21 respublika (republic).
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