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Khakassia
The REPUBLIC OF KHAKASSIA (Russian : Респу́блика Хака́сия, Respublika Khakasiya; Khakass : Хакас Республиказы, Hakas Respublikazı) or KHAKASIYA (Хака́сия) is a federal subject of Russia
Russia
(a republic ). Its capital city is Abakan , which is also the largest city in the republic. As of the 2010 Census , the republic's population was 532,403
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Abakan Range
ABAKAN RANGE (Russian : Абаканский хребет) is a metamorphic rock mountain range in the Southwestern Siberia
Siberia
, Russia
Russia
: length: 300 km (190 mi), elevation: up to 1,984 m (6,509 ft). It is mostly covered by taiga , up to 1,500 m (4,900 ft), followed by mountainous tundra . The range also consists sparse areas of granite, gabbro , and diorite . The range is the southern border of the Kuznetsk Depression that contains the Kuznetsk Basin of Kemerovo Oblast
Kemerovo Oblast
. The range is part of the water divide between Abakan River , Tom River , and Lebed River . It is a Northern extension of Altai Mountains
Altai Mountains
and Southern extension of Kuznetsk Alatau . See Geography of South-Central Siberia
Siberia

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Molybdenum
MOLYBDENUM is a chemical element with symbol MO and atomic number 42. The name is from Neo-Latin molybdaenum, from Ancient Greek Μόλυβδος molybdos, meaning lead , since its ores were confused with lead ores. Molybdenum
Molybdenum
minerals have been known throughout history, but the element was discovered (in the sense of differentiating it as a new entity from the mineral salts of other metals) in 1778 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele . The metal was first isolated in 1781 by Peter Jacob Hjelm . Molybdenum
Molybdenum
does not occur naturally as a free metal on Earth; it is found only in various oxidation states in minerals. The free element, a silvery metal with a gray cast, has the sixth-highest melting point of any element
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Yenisei Kirghiz
The YENISEI KYRGYZ, also known as the Ancient Kyrgyz or the Khyagas (Khakas), were an ancient Turkic people who dwelled along the upper Yenisei River
Yenisei River
in the southern portion of the Minusinsk
Minusinsk
Depression from the 3rd century BCE to the 13th century CE. The heart of their homeland was the forested Tannu-Ola mountain range (known in ancient times as the Lao or Kogmen mountains), in modern-day Tuva
Tuva
, just north of Mongolia. The Sayan mountains
Sayan mountains
were also included in their territory at different times. The Kyrgyz Khaganate existed from 550 to 1219 CE; in 840, it took over the leadership of the Turkic Khaganate from the Uyghurs , expanding the state from the Yenisei territories into the Central Asia and Tarim basin
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Central Asia
CENTRAL ASIA stretches from the Caspian Sea
Caspian Sea
in the west to China
China
in the east and from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
in the south to Russia
Russia
in the north. It is also colloquially referred to as "the stans" as the countries generally considered to be within the region all have names ending with the Persian suffix " -stan ", meaning "land of". Central Asia
Asia
is sometimes referred to as Turkestan
Turkestan
. Central Asia
Asia
has a population of about 70 million, consisting of five republics: Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
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Kuznetsk Alatau
Coordinates : 54°8′N 88°45′E / 54.133°N 88.750°E / 54.133; 88.750 KUZNETSKIY ALATAU (Russian : Кузнецкий Алатау) is a mountain range in South Siberia
Siberia
, Russia
Russia
, between Kuznetsk Depression and Minusinsk Depression . Length: about 300 km., elevation: up to 2,178 metres (7,146 ft). It is part of the mountain system of Central Asia
Central Asia
. See Geography of South-Central Siberia
Siberia
. These mountains have smooth outline, rather steep western and gentle eastern slopes. The fir overwhelmingly predominates in the forest belt except for its upper part where, at the tree line (1300–1900 m), the pine becomes dominant
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ISO 3166-2
ISO 3166-2 is part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization
Standardization
(ISO), and defines codes for identifying the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states ) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1 . The official name of the standard is Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions – Part 2: Country subdivision code. It was first published in 1998. The purpose of ISO 3166-2 is to establish an international standard of short and unique alphanumeric codes to represent the relevant administrative divisions and dependent territories of all countries in a more convenient and less ambiguous form than their full names
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Russian Census (2010)
The RUSSIAN CENSUS OF 2010 (Russian : Всеросси́йская пе́репись населе́ния 2010 го́да) is the first census of the Russian Federation population since 2002 and the second after the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
. Preparations for the census began in 2007 and it took place between October 14 and October 25
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Russian Language
RUSSIAN (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language and an official language in Russia
Russia
, Belarus
Belarus
, Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularity in Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe
, the Baltics , the Caucasus
Caucasus
, and Central Asia
Central Asia
). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia
Latvia
, Moldova
Moldova
, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states
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Types Of Inhabited Localities In Russia
The classification system of the types of inhabited localities in Russia, the former Soviet Union
Soviet Union
, and some other post-Soviet states has certain peculiarities compared with the classification systems in other countries. CONTENTS* 1 Modern classification in Russia * 1.1 Urban localities * 1.2 Rural localities * 2 Historical terms * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links MODERN CLASSIFICATION IN RUSSIADuring the Soviet time, each of the republics of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
, including the Russian SFSR , had its own legislative documents dealing with classification of inhabited localities. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
, the task of developing and maintaining such classification in Russia was delegated to the federal subjects
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Peter The Great
PETER THE GREAT (Russian : Пётр Вели́кий, tr. Pyotr Velikiy; IPA: ), PETER I (Russian : Пётр I, tr. Pyotr I; IPA: ) or PETER ALEXEYEVICH (Russian : Пётр Алексе́евич; IPA: ; 9 June 1672 – 8 February 1725) ruled the Tsardom of Russia
Tsardom of Russia
and later the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
from 7 May (O.S. 27 April) 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V . Through a number of successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, westernized, and based on The Enlightenment . Peter's reforms made a lasting impact on Russia
Russia
and many institutions of Russian government trace their origins to his reign
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Soviet Union
The SOVIET UNION (Russian : Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: ( listen )), officially the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (Russian : Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: ( listen )), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian : СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics , its government and economy were highly centralized . The country was a one-party state , governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic . The Russian nation had constitutionally equal status among the many nations of the union but exerted de facto dominance in various respects
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Volga Germans
The VOLGA GERMANS (German : Wolgadeutsche or Russlanddeutsche, Russian : Поволжские немцы, tr. Povolzhskiye nemtsy) are ethnic Germans
Germans
who colonized and historically lived along the River Volga in the region of southeastern European Russia
Russia
around Saratov
Saratov
and to the south. Recruited as immigrants to Russia
Russia
in the 18th century, they were allowed to maintain their German culture, language, traditions, and churches (Lutheran, Reformed, Catholics, Moravians , and Mennonites )
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World War II
Allied victory * Collapse of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
* Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires * Dissolution of the League of Nations
League of Nations
* Creation of the United Nations
United Nations
* Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers * Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more... ) PARTICIPANTS ALLIED POWERS AXIS POWERS COMMANDERS AND LEADERS MAIN ALLIED LEADERS * Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin
* Franklin D
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