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S . S . R . is s i t u a t e d in h i g h l a t i t u d e s . T h r e e q u a r t e r s of t h e c o u n t r y is n o r t h of t h e 5 0 t h p a r a l l e l a n d w h e n w e recall t h a t t h e w h o l e of t h e U . S . A . (with t h e e x c e p t i o n of Alaska) is s o u t h of l a t i t u d e 4 9 ° N . , w e c a n see t h a t t h e U . S . S . R . is a t a g r e a t d i s a d v a n t a g e in this respect. R. % North of 70°N. 60-70°N. 50-60°N. 40-50°N. South of 40°N. 8 Altitude As t h e p r e v i o u s c h a p t e r h a s s h o w n , t h e Soviet U n i o n is p r e d o m i n a n t l y a low-lying c o u n t r y , s o m e t h r e e - q u a r t e r s of w h i c h is less t h a n 500 m a b o v e sea-level.

S u m m e r s a r e h o t ; t h e J u l y m e a n t e m p e r a t u r e is b e t w e e n 20 a n d 2 5 ° C t h r o u g h o u t t h e region. I n w i n t e r t h e r e a r e t h r e e t o five m o n t h s w i t h a v e r a g e t e m p e r a t u r e s b e l o w freezing p o i n t . T h e l i m i t e d p r e c i p i t a t i o n results in a t h i n a n d d i s c o n t i n u o u s snow c o v e r so t h a t t h e g r o u n d is exposed to t h e full effect of severe frost for a considerable period. ) A M J F Temp.

I n t h e S t a n o v o y a n d S i k h o t e - A l i n ' r a n g e s of t h e F a r East, h o w e v e r , d e c i d u o u s forest e x t e n d s to 450 m a b o v e sea-level, while in K a m c h a t k a b i r c h forest is w i d e s p r e a d b e l o w 600 m . CHAPTER 3 HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHYTHE GROWTH OF THE RUSSIAN STATE T H E E S T A B L I S H M E N T O F T H E RUSSIAN S T A T E T h e Soviet U n i o n as it exists t o d a y covers a vast a r e a of t e r r i t o r y a n d i n c l u d e s w i t h i n its b o u n d a r i e s a g r e a t v a r i e t y of n a t u r a l c o n d i t i o n s .

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