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Siberia, Land of Exile
Asia - Regions
"Siberia is not only a land of exile, but, despite its often tragic history, a spectacularly beautiful and unforgettable place..."
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Which mountain range divides European Russia from Siberia?
Siberia was opened up largely thanks to the building of the Trans-Siberian railway line. From which Moscow railway station do the Trans-Siberian trains depart?
The remoteness of Siberia has made it a favoured place of exile throughout Russia's history. Dostoyevsky was exiled for four years in which Siberian city?
Eastern Siberia contains the world's largest (by volume) freshwater lake. What is it called?
Lake Baikal is home to many species of plant and animal which are found nowhere else on earth. One is a fish which locals consider a tasty delicacy. What is it called?
In December 1825 a group of noblemen revolted against the Tsar. The uprising was suppressed, and many of its instigators exiled to Irkutsk in Eastern Siberia. What was the group known as?
Much of Siberia is covered by vast swathes of mainly coniferous forest. What is it called in Russian?
Many of the most notorious Soviet labour-camps were scattered throughout Siberia. Many thousands of prisoners died in the gold and uranium mines of which area?
Tsar Nicholas II and his family were murdered by Bolshevik revolutionaries in 1918 in a Western Siberian city which was subsequently named after the official who ordered their execution. After the fall of the Soviet Union it reverted to its pre-revolutionary name. What is it?
The Eastern Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk stands on a river which is, in volume, the largest in Russia, and is 4129 kilometres long. What is it called?
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