What is Russia’s geography like?

Russia is spread across the continents of Europe and Asia. The country is surrounded by three oceans as well-the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Arctic oceans. Russia has many different landscapes across its geographical area, which includes deserts, mountains, frozen coastline, and marshy lands. Most of its land is covered in treeless plains called steppes. Siberia, which occupies three quarters of the country’s land area, contains pine forests in large areas. These forests are called taigas.

Russia also boasts about her natural resources, which include about 100,000 rivers. It also has a number of lakes such as Lake Baikal, Lake Ladoga and Lake Onega, which are some of the largest lakes in Europe. What is interesting is that Lake Baikal in Siberia contains more water in it than any other lake on Earth! This lake is 1642 metres deep and is the deepest and clearest of all lakes in the world. It is home to over 1700 species of plants and animals, two thirds of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

The country is also home to major rivers like the Volga, the Dnieper and Dvina, the Lena, the Ob, and Yenisey, and the Amur.

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