The Natural Resources Of Russia

926 WordsNov 25, 20154 Pages
Russia expands throughout northern Asia and most of the Eastern Europe region and it extend from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. Russia’s total area is 17,098,242 sq. km and covers more than one eighth of the earth’s colonized land areas. This makes Russia the largest country in the world in terms of area, and it’s 1.8 times the size of the United States. Despite Russia being the largest country only 7.3% of its land is arable, which is a result of the unpredictable climate, and lack of proper soil. However, there a many natural resource located in Russia such as, oil, natural gas, coal, minerals, reserves of rare earth elements, and timber. Furthermore, the climate in Russia varies by geographic location. In the cities the temperature is known to be very humid and during the Siberia winter the temperature drops below freezing. For instance, Siberia in the winter is devastatingly frigid, while its summers are generally pleasant, despite a little rain. Whereas in the region near the Black Sea has mild winters, and encounter a decent amount of rain. Throughout Russia there is a vast amount of different landforms. For instance, in central and southern Russia there are larger amounts of fertile areas, marsh, steppes, and massive coniferous forest. Whereas Siberia is a mixture of frozen tundra, hills rising to plateaus, and scattered mountain ranges. However,
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