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  1. The ____ stretches over 1,000 miles from the western border of Russia to the Ural Mountains.
    Northern European Plain
  2. One of the world's most fertile soils is _____. What is another name for it?
    Chernozem; black earth
  3. ___ is the name for the part of Russia that lies on the continent of Asia.
  4. Because of ____ harsh climate, businesses find it difficult to attract workers.
  5. The _____ was built to transport workers, goods, and resources.
    Trans-Siberian Railroad
  6. ____ causes extreme temperatures throughout the interior of Russia.
  7. _____ affects the amount of precipitation a region gets, it is the distance from the sea.
  8. The ___ is the name for the grassland that extends from the Ukraine to Kazakhstan.
  9. _____helps to make the grassland a major source of grain for Russia and the Republics. It is also found in steppe.
  10. ____ has caused much of the Aral Sea to evaporate.
  11. Large scale irrigation projects took a lot of water out of the ___ and ____.
    Amu Darya and the Syr Darya
  12. The flow of water into the ____ slowed to a trickle causing it to evaporate.
    Aral Sea
  13. What were some things used yo move the USSR economy toward communist goals?
    Collective farming, command economy, and government control of manufacturing.
  14. The ____________ is for all citizens to own property together and everyone share in the wealth.
    economic goal of communism
  15. Communism or ___ was inspired by the famous German philosopher ____.
    Marxism; Karl Marx
  16. Soon after the 7th century, the Muslims invaded the ________.
    Southern Caucus.
  17. The _____ was a struggle between ___ and ___ to have Central Asia.
    Great Game; Great Britain and the Russian Empire
  18. Russia invaded ____ twice in response to the republic's demand for independence. It caused over ______ casualties.
    Chechnya; 100,000
  19. ____ was fought over between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
  20. Between which two countries was Nagorno-Karabakh fought?
    Armenia and Azerbaijan
  21. What contributed to an economic crash in Russia in 1998?
    Many privately-owned businesses were unable to repay their vouchers.
  22. ___ percent of private companies were controlled by ____.
    40; organized criminals
  23. ___ percent of state-owned enterprise was controlled by ___.
    Russian criminal activity
  24. If the Caspian Sea is declared a sea what would happen to the five countries? If it was declared a lake what would happen?
    If it is a sea then each country gets the resources that their border is on. If it is a lake then each country equally shares the resources.
  25. What was the main reason for the Trans-Siberian Railroad to be built?
    to populate Siberia
  26. The main religion of Russia is ____.
    Orthodox Christianity
  27. The deepest lake in the world is ___.
    Lake Baikal
  28. What is the largest country in the world?
  29. How many time zones does Russia have?
  30. Buildings in Siberia are built ___ feet off the ground so that it would not be on ___.
    6; permafrost
  31. Labor camps were called ___.
  32. The predominant landform in western Russia is _____.
  33. How many republics are now separate nations after the breakup of the Soviet Union?
  34. What borders do the Caucasus Mountains form?
    Russia, Iran, and Turkey
  35. What is the first and last stop of the Trans-Siberian Railroad?
    Moscow to Vladivostok.
  36. What are Central Asia's five republics?
    Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  37. The Soviet Union existed from __ to __.
    1922 to 1991
  38. What is on the flag of the Soviet Union?
    a circle
  39. What does the U.S.S.R. mean?
    Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  40. ___ lies between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
    Caucasus Mountains
  41. ____ is the increased openness and transparency in government institutions and activities in the Soviet Union.
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