Which countries identify with one another more strongly?
Is Armenia on stable terms with Russia?
Are Moldova and Georgia on stable terms with Russia?
No. Russian soldiers are still stationed there.
dominant country in this area
142 million people
largest country on earth
6.6 million square miles; 11 time zones
Environmental problems in Russia
Rich industrial history: steel, weapons, and petroleum manufacturing. lots of pollution. Two species of fish known for their caviar: Black and Caspian sturgeon-- quantities have been extremely depleted.