Russia Geography

Russia Geography

Asia, Europe
Vegetation In the northern arctic deserts of Russia, practically no plants survive except for a few species of lichens and grasses. Richer growths of mosses and grasses with the occurrence of dwarf birches and willows characterize the vegetation formation of the tundra. Further south, the tundra passes into the most extensive plant zone – the forest zone, known as the taiga. Both in the transition zone between tundra and taiga (forest-tundra), and in the taiga itself, larch forests prevail in the east, while birch, pine and spruce forests prevail in the west. A typical tree of western and southern Siberia is limba. In the central part of the East European Plain and on huge areas of southeastern Russia, the original vegetation is a mixed forest. The southern parts of the…
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Kivach Nature Reserve, Russia

Kivach Nature Reserve, Russia

Asia, Europe
According to RC Toy's Advice, 15 km northwest of Kondopoga is the Kivach nature reserve, named after a waterfall on the Suna River. Kivach is the most popular waterfall in Karelia, the height of the water fall is 10.7 m. On the territory of the reserve there is a large species diversity of flora and fauna, which you can get acquainted with during the trip along the hiking trails of the reserve. It is worth noting that there are more than 50 rapids and waterfalls on the Suna River, so it is very popular among rafting enthusiasts. Another well-known Girvas waterfall is located 32 km from the Kivach waterfall. Despite the fact that it has a technogenic origin, and most of the time its bed remains dry, the nature surrounding…
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Russia Literature: Gogol and Realism

Russia Literature: Gogol and Realism

Asia, Europe
The bitterness and exaltation of this world aroused by fantasy subsided in NV Gogol (1809-1852), the absolute master of realism. He approached fiction with tales full of life, in which one breathed nature (Veglie at the farm near Dicanca, 1830-32), then stroked the popular sensibility with the sanguine and full-bodied (1835). So far Gogol was dear to everyone, but suddenly, in the same year, he started the Stories of Petersburg, which ended in 1842 with the masterpiece The Coat, and represented that Inspector General (1836) who left all the upper middle class astonished. Russian, submerging it in "ridicule". An absolute masterpiece, the Inspector General unleashed a narrow and infamous reaction against him. Gogol left Russia and wrote almost all Dead Souls (published in 1842) in Rome. Russia was anatomized in all its age-old…
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Russia 2007

Russia 2007

Asia, Europe
Yearbook 2007 Russian Federation. The year was characterized by growing economy, more concentration of power in the Kremlin and hardening foreign policy rhetoric. At the same time, the nomination of Dmitry Medvedev as presidential candidate was seen as a sign of possible liberalization. The energy conflict with the neighboring countries continued. At the turn of the year, the Russian Federation imposed export tax on the oil to Belarus, which responded by taxing Russian crude oil exported to Western Europe through Belarus. Then the Russian Federation temporarily closed one of the world's largest crude oil pipelines to, among other things, Poland and Germany. The EU reacted strongly, explaining that the Russian Federation risked its reputation as an oil and gas supplier. According to abbreviationfinder: RU is the 2-letter acronym for the…
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