By Mikhail S. Blinnikov
Comprehensive and authoritative, this article bargains an available advent to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get an effective grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and financial geography of this quickly altering quarter. middle thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but in addition comprise appropriate info at the different 14 former Soviet republics. local chapters offer concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly beneficial properties contain enticing vignettes, evaluation questions, workouts, innovations for extra studying, and web assets. The volume's over 2 hundred unique maps, pictures, and different figures also are on hand on-line as PowerPoint slides.
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The last interglacial period before the current one, Mikulino, happened about 120,000 years ago. Before that, the Dnieper glacial stage occurred in European Russia, corresponding to the Illinoian stage in North America between 120,000 and 200,000 years ago. As can be seen from its name, that ice sheet extended farther south than the Valdai, to the Dnieper River in modern-day Ukraine. 3 million km of waterways. Fifty-four percent of their flow enters the Arctic Ocean, with only 15% entering the Pacific.
In a sense, the climate of the southern Crimea resembles that of the California coast, while areas near Sochi, Russia, feel more like the southeastern United States. However, Sochi’s temperature and humidity levels are quite a bit below Florida’s levels. We have now completed our north-to-south transect. If we were to fly farther east (to Yakutsk and beyond), the climate would get on average much colder and dryer than in most of the European part of the FSU. The extreme Far East experiences monsoonal influence in later summer, and an occasional typhoon or two.
Photo: Author. 5), Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. 9ºC, MAP = 193 mm), has a typical desert climate (BW). S. Southwest, there is no August monsoonal rain. The peak of precipitation occurs in spring, when 35–45 mm of rain may fall per month, instantly turning the gray desert into a flowering garden. 7ºC), and the summers are uncomfortably hot (+37ºC is typical). Las Vegas, Nevada, has a similar climate, except that it is even drier (100 mm of precipitation per year vs. 193 mm in Ashgabat) and a bit warmer in winter.
A Geography of Russia and Its Neighbors (Texts in Regional Geography) by Mikhail S. Blinnikov