Article of the week (Assigned Monday due Friday)

Students will read and take notes in the margins of the article. Answer the questions in complete sentences. Both questions and notes will be taken for a grade. 


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Chapter 17 Vocabulary

Ural Mountains- mountain range where Europe and Asia meet
Caspian Sea- the world’s largest inland sea, borders the Caucasus Mountains
Siberia- a vast region in Russia, stretching from the Urals to the Pacific Ocean Moscow-capital of Russia
Volga River- the longest river in Europe, located in western Russia
taiga- a forest of mainly evergreen trees covering much of Russia

Kiev- early center of Russia, now the capital of Ukraine
Cyrillic- a form of the Greek alphabet
czar- emperor
Bolsheviks- Communist group that seized power during the Russian Revolution
gulags- Soviet labor camps

dachas- Russian country houses
St. Petersburg- city founded by Peter the Great and styled after those of Western Europe
smelters- factories that produce metal ores
Trans-Siberian Railroad- the longest single rail line in the world, running from Moscow to Vladivostok on the east coast
Chechnya- a Russian republic in the Caucasus Mountains, an area of ethnic conflict