Geography of Russia

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Russia occupies 1st place in the world in terms of the size of its territory.

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The territory of Russia covers 9 time zones.

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Russia has the highest mountain in Europe – Mount Elbrus.

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Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the highest active volcano in Eurasia (Europe and Asia).

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Russia has the largest lake in the world – the Caspian Sea.

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Russia has the deepest lake in the world – Lake Baikal.

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One fifth of all the fresh water in the world is contained in Lake Baikal. It has very clean water without impurities and contaminants.
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Russia has the biggest lake in Europe – Lake Ladoga.

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Russia has the longest river in Europe – Volga River.

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Russia has the coldest place on earth, with a recorded lowest temperature of -69,8°C, and it is inhabited.

2-1Russia has got the archipelago of < It is the northernmost archipelago on the planet.

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In Russia there is the longest natural sand spit on the planet.
It is called the Curonian spit, and it extends for 48 km.

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Russia has the largest forest territory on the planet, that is why Russia is often called the lungs of the planet.

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Russia has one of the most famous “geyser fields” – the Valley of geysers. In the whole world there are only 5 places that can be called “geyser fields”..

Sources: Russian geographical society, Irkutsk State University

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