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.
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.’’