Russia's Climate
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Russia's Climate

Explore the climate of Russia, often associated with cold winters, and discover the advantages it brings to its natives, including a suitable growing season for crops.

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What image comes to mind when thinking of Russia?

Cold weather

What is the region in Russia that is suitable for growing crops?

A band of land from Ukraine to Central Asia

What was a profitable way for early Russians to sell their excess produce?

Distilling it into vodka

What is the origin of the word 'vodka'?

<p>From the Russian word for water</p> Signup and view all the answers

What feature of the Russian landscape helped early Russians grow more food?

<p>Rivers</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the significance of Kiev, the main city of the Kievan Rus?

<p>It was the largest city in Western Europe</p> Signup and view all the answers

Approximately when did the Slavs and Kievan Rus start living in the region?

<p>From 700 AD onwards</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the primary focus of the early Rus settlements?

<p>Agriculture</p> Signup and view all the answers

What method of agriculture did the Rus practice?

<p>Slash and burn</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was a significant problem faced by early farmers, including the Rus?

<p>Nutrient loss in the soil</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the significance of the rivers in the Slavic region?

<p>They facilitated trade between the Vikings and the Byzantines</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the result of the trade routes that connected the Vikings, Byzantines, and Central Europe?

<p>The Rus grew wealthy and were exposed to new cultural ideas</p> Signup and view all the answers

What event led to the decline of the Kievan Rus?

<p>The threat of the Cumans to the trade routes</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was the impact of the Cumans on the Kievan Rus?

<p>They severed the easy trade routes south with the Byzantine Empire</p> Signup and view all the answers

What was a cultural idea that the Rus were exposed to through trade?

<p>Orthodox Christianity</p> Signup and view all the answers

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