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Physical Features of Russia

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What is the longest railway in the world, connecting the western/European parts of Russia with the Far East?

The Trans-Siberian Railway

Which three cities are the largest in Russia?

St.Petersburg, Moscow, and Novosibirsk

What is one of the largest hydroelectric powerplants in the world, located in Russia?

Sayano-Shushenskaya

What is the purpose of the White Sea-Baltic Canal?

To connect the White Sea with Lake Onega

What is the Aralkum Desert, created by lands from the shrinking Aral Sea?

A man-made desert due to disturbances of water diversion

What was the purpose of the Silk Road, created in the Middle Ages?

To connect the East with the West

Which cities are some of the largest in Central Asia?

Tashkent, Almaty, and Bishkek

What is the largest hydropower plant in Central Asia, located in Tajikistan?

Nurek hydropower plant

What is a significant feature of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric powerplant?

It is one of the tallest dams in the world

What is the length of the White Sea-Baltic Canal?

141 miles

What is the main purpose of the Trans-Siberian Railway?

To connect the western/European parts of Russia with the Far East

Which of the following is NOT a major city in Russia?

Tashkent

What is the common factor among the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric powerplant and the Nurek hydropower plant?

They are both among the tallest dams in the world

What is a significant impact of the Aral Sea's shrinkage?

The formation of the Aralkum Desert

Which of the following routes connects the East with the West?

The Silk Road

What is the common feature of the cities of Moscow, Novosibirsk, and St. Petersburg?

They are all major cities in Russia

What is the main purpose of the White Sea-Baltic Canal?

To connect the White Sea with Lake Onega

What is the common feature of the powerplants mentioned in the text?

They are all among the largest in the world

Which of the following regions is connected by the Trans-Siberian Railway?

The western/European parts of Russia with the Far East

What is the significance of the Silk Road in terms of cultural exchange?

It spread religion, goods, culture, and ideas between the East and West

Explore the diverse landscapes and natural features of Russia, from rivers and mountains to plains and lakes. Learn about the country's geographic characteristics and its Eurasian identity. Test your knowledge of Russia's physical features and more!

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