Russia’s landmass is 6000 miles from east to west. Kyrgyzstan is isolated from tajikistan.

landmass means a continuous stretch of land.

isolated means cut apart from one another. Steppes means large plains.

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trans siberian railroad

Trans siberian railroad is the largest railroad in the world.terrain made good progress difficult

russian peasants enlisted to work on the railroads. The trans-siberian railroad transformed its traditional culture. One part of russia’s problems is its gauge.

soviet collapes

under the policy the russification russia moved into the republics. Republics declared their autonomy in 1990. Gorbachev introduced the policy of glasnost. Gorbachev promoted a movement called perstroika. A coup is a sudden over thrown goverment by force.

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