Russia and the Eurasian Republics

By Hailey Hershey

The Extreme Climates of Russia

The extreme climates of Russia affect Russia a lot because much of Russia is permafrost, or permanently frozen. But in the summer it can go up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. There are tundra in arctic and subarctic areas. There is also taiga which mostly has evergreens. They have short summers, which means a short growing season.

Trans-Siberian Railroad

The Trans-Siberian Railroad is the world’s longest continuous railroad. It goes about 6,000 miles and goes through eight time zones.The climate and terrain made the building process slow. Many peasants and soldiers were enlisted to work on the railroad. One challenge of the railroad is that the gauge is wider than is Russia and China
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On April 26, 1986 a reactor at a power plant in Chernobyl exploded and caught on fire. A radioactive cloud of 3,280 feet. The winds moved the fallout into northern and central Europe. But this fallout was half-life so it just kept spreading and spreading. So still today Chernobyl is a ‘‘Ghost Town.’’