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Comprehensive and authoritative, this article bargains an obtainable advent to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get a superior grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and monetary geography of this swiftly altering quarter. center thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but in addition contain correct details at the different 14 former Soviet republics. neighborhood chapters offer concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly positive factors comprise enticing vignettes, evaluate questions, workouts, ideas for additional studying, and net assets. The volume's over 2 hundred unique maps, images, and different figures also are to be had on-line as PowerPoint slides.

 

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Summers are warm, but almost never hot. 3). The coldest temperature ever recorded is –42ºC, and the warmest temperature is +37ºC. There are four distinct seasons, with winter lasting about 5 months. 9ºC in January). ╇ Moscow: Tsaritsyno Park in winter (a) and summer (b). Photos: (a) S. Blinnikov, (b) Author. ence between the two is the amount of available daylight in summer versus winter: Minneapolis is located much farther to the south (44ºN vs. 56ºN for Moscow), and thus has shorter days in summer, but longer days in winter.

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Every city block has lots of additional vegetation, and many homes are built in a way to maximize ventilation in summer and to provide good views of the city. Some new commercial developments are being built underground, both on street corners in the pedestrian underpasses, and in the main downtown area. Cooler in summer and warmer in winter, these are popular gathering places for the city youth. Almaty is perhaps at its loveliest in late spring, when all the orchards around are in bloom; apple, peach, apricot, and cherry blossoms are truly spectacular.

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