Wild Russia experience of uncontaminated nature
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The climate of Russia is variable, with his incredible extension is more than normal. The climate can be divided into four zones. The first is the polar climate and it covers the northeast strip along the north coast and the far east. Second is sub-arctic climate, is characterized by taiga and it covers most of wild Russia and the north of European Russia. The third is the humid continental climate that covers all the remain territory. Fourth the typical climate of the coast of the Black Sea. So you can pass from the regular -50 of the arctic region to the 20 ( but even much more) of the continental region.
With the huge natural resources have, Russia has an economy very developed. Natural resources are petroleum, natural gas, metals, and wood, they value 80% of Russian export. Agriculture is another important sector. A good vision of the Govern has permitted the quick growth of agriculture. It is become from the great importer of wheat to be the first exporter. Other sectors are industry, defense, cars, transportation.
Tourism is in great expansion. Moscow and St. Petersburgh is the two first visited places from the classic cultural tourism. The natural tourism is actually concentrated in the Lake Baikal that is the ancientest and deep lake of the world in a land with mountains of taiga covered. Anyway, wildlife tourism is growing, the new media and advertisement help tourists to discover even other parts very very nice. I want to remember North Russia and especially the Siberia is immense expanses of the taiga. We know that there are many places in Siberia where never man has been.
Is necessary to stay far from the regions where there are conflicts. Especially the separatist republics, so we invite you to consult the dedicated office in your country when you plan the travel. Other places are not different from a common European Capital city. About the remote and wild Russia regions is better to adopt all the necessary precaution. For example the satellite phone, and remember, especially the arctic region, is very cold and the electronic apparels have a big problem with the batteries.
Christian included Catholic is 62% of the population, while the agnostic atheist and without religion are 32%, the remaining percentage is of other religions.
It is necessary to say some numbers before to talk about Russian wildlife because some time is not enough to say Russia is huge, the north row that arrives at the far east across 12-time zone!! half world circumference at that latitude, yes is huge and now you understand how much.
Beyond the north row there is the territory of Siberia up to the far east, so if in the north raw is tundra the remaining is taiga. Taiga is the biggest forest in the world, some numbers: taiga is covering 5,000,000 square kilometers and is 23% of the world’s forests!!
Flora and Fauna
Russian Federation has published the Red Data Book, where are listed all the species of flora and fauna threatened, in totally are 266 mammal species and 780 bird species plus flora.
Animals of tundra and taiga are many, and someone is very special, so very special that they risk extinction, one is the Amur leopard, 30 specimens only remain, and Caspian tiger there has 500 only.
Another special animal is the reindeer, I know you are asking why, again we leave the numbers to explain, the population of reindeer is estimated in 5.000.000, it is a very big number.
Other animals of wild Russia we list now. This list, even if it is short, will explain why Russia’s wildlife is so special. Reindeer, Lemmings, Arctic fox, seals, walruses , polar bears, whales, squirrels, chipmunks, voles polecats, brown bear, lynx, wolves, foxes, wolverines, sable, Elk, wild boar, saiga, mountain goat, wild goat, mouflon , chamois, Persian leopard, bison, vulture, griffon vulture, imperial eagle, peregrine falcon, goshawk, snow cock, salmon, sea eagles, Siberian tiger, Caspian tiger, Amur leopard, Asian black bears.
About wildlife we told, now is time for wildland, Russia is true wild land.
If in the large continental and south part climate is temperate. In the north raw and Siberia, the climate is severe. It is so severe which is known as the “Pole of Cold”. The “Pole of Cold” is the in Yakutia region and there are 2 famous villages that are Verkhoyansk and another village that we dedicated a post, Oymyakon. The numbers are impressive again, in Verkhoyansk on January 15, 1885, the temperature was −67.8 °C, then in Oymyakon weather station in 1924, the temperature was −71.2 °C. There are some discussions about this second measurement because the weather station is located at 750 mt of altitude but the data in absolute terms remain incredible.
So visit wild Russia but don’t forget the wool hat and whom gloves!!