Geography Russia Chapter 15 Terms

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chernozem
black topsoil, one of the world’s most fertile soils
Ural Mountains
the mountain ranges that separate the Northern European and West Siberian plains and used as the dividing line between Europe and Asia
Eurasia
the combined continent of Europe and Asia
Transcaucasia
a region that consists of the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia; located between the Caucasus Mountains and the borders of Turkey and Iran
Central Asia
a region that includes the republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
Siberia
a region of central and eastern Russia, stretching from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, known for its mineral resources and for being a place of political exile
continentality
a region’s distance from the moderating influence of the sea
taiga
a nearly continuous belt of evergreen coniferous forests across the Northern Hemisphere, in North America and Eurasia
czar
Russian emperor
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