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RUSSIA

M A R C H

2010
Uzo Olisemeka
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Simply Scenic
Architectural and cultural sites you can
not afford to miss.
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When in Kremlin
Fun things you must try when in the former
Soviet Republic.
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RUSSIA: AN OVERVIEW PEVEK
A NADYR'

C HERSKIY

DENMARK

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M URMANSK

ussian industry is primarily split between


D ICKSON TIKSI
globally-competitive commodity producers -
ST. PETERSBURG
K HATANGA in 2009 Russia was the world's largest exporter
PSKOV
PETROZAVODSK
A RKHANGEL'SK
N AR' YAN M AR M AGADAN of natural gas, the second largest exporter of
N OVGOROD
C HEREPOVETS
VORKUTA
D UDINKA N ORIL'SK
PETROPAVLOVSK-
K AMCHATSKIY
oil, and the third largest exporter of steel and
S MOLENSK TVER'
VOLOGDA KOTLAS
U KHTA
SALEKHARD I GARKA primary aluminum - and other less competitive
M OSCOW
YAROSLAVL' SYKTYVKAR TURUKHANSK
YAKUTSK
heavy industries that remain dependent on the
Russian domestic market.
B RYANSK
N IZHNIY TURA
R YAZA N' N OVGOROD
O REL K IROV M IRNYY
LIPETSK PENZA S URGUT
KURSK K AZA PERM' S EROV
IZHEVSK
GDP (purchasing power parity):
SARANSK N IZHNEVARTOVSK
VORONEZH
N AB. C HELNY YEKATERINBURG
SARATOV
SAMARA
U FA TYUMEN' TOBOL'SK
YUZHNO -
$2.116 trillion (2009 est.)
KOMSOMOL'SK-
ROSTOV- M AGNITOGORSK C HELYABINSK
S KOVORODINO NA-A MURE VANINO SAKHALINSK
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NA-D ONU VOLGOGRAD O RENBURG B RATSK
O MSK TOMSK K HABAROVSK
K RASNODAR K RASNOYARSK B LAGOVESHCHENSK
ELISTA O RSK N OVOSIBIRSK K EMEROVO
STAVROPOL'
A STRAKHAN' N OVOKUZNETSK C HITA $2.298 trillion (2008 est.)
A BAKAN
$2.176 trillion (2007 est.)
N AL'CHIK U LAN-U DE
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BARNAUL I RKUTSK
KA

H
AC
M AKH KYZYL Note: data are in 2009 US dollars
VLADIVOSTOK

GDP (official exchange rate):


$1.232 trillion (2009 est.)

GDP - real growth rate:


-7.9% (2009 est.)
Country comparison to the world: 206

5.6% (2008 est.)


8.1% (2007 est.)

F
ounded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over
200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and
absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty
continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled
1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the
Russian Empire.

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OVERVIEW
ARCHITECTURE

Stunning Craftsmanship

Tourists, foreigners, and Russians themselves flock to Moscow to see what makes this city pulse. Moscow is busy and fast-paced with its
efficient subway system and 11 million people, but it is also steady and reliable with its cultural and historic relics that are still an integral part
of the Russian consciousness. Moscow for the visitor can seem tantalizingly overwhelming.

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ARCHITECTURE
VARIETY

5 Fun Things You Must Try

2. Carriage Ride at Winter Palace


(St. Petersburg)

1. Take Shots with a Veteran

3. Fireworks at Kremlin 4. Visit a Log House 5. Spot a Mounted Officer


(Novgorod) (Moscow)

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