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Glossary of Chapter 15, 16 and 17 World Geography

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formal capital of Russia
provided access by sea to western Europe
St.Petersburg
mountainous area in Azerbaijan now controlled by Armenia
Nagornokarabakh
traditional dinner party in ther republic of Georgia
supra
struggle between Russia and Great Britain for the control of Central Asia
Great Game
largest forest on Earth
taiga
region that consists of the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia
Transcaucasia
Part of Russia that lies on the continent of Asia
siberia
portable tent of felt stretched around a wooden frame
yurt
region that straddles the Caucasus Mountains
Caucasus
republic of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia
Baltic Republic
region that includes the republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
Centrsl Asia
tension between the U.S and the Soviet Union that began after WWII
Cold War

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