Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fact of the Day: Siberia

While Russia is the largest country (by land mass) in the world, about 77% of its area is Siberia which is historically known for its cold and frozen lands. Though not nearly all of Siberia is frozen land, but only a little more than a quarter of Russia's population lives there. 

16 comments:

The Happy Whisk said...

Isn't that where Dezzy is from?

Huggybear said...

Not the nicest of areas on the planet - good for "Gulags" for the anti-Soviets in Lenin/Stalin days and really right up to the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev and the fall of the Wall and barriers. A most enlighted leader. One who faced reality.
You don't win the Nobel Peace Prize for growing Peanuts or Cotton!!

Above: If you mean Desmond - I think he is from the Balkans - which was also
Soviet dominated until Gorbachev.
Some Yanks who have been awarded and some of these are questionable
include Theodore Roosevelt (1906), Woodrow Wilson (1919) - this one should have been rescinded for many reasons - Martin Luther King, Kissinger, Carter (a joke), Al Gore and for reasons beyond comprehension - Barack Obama! - Plus other Americans less known but probably more deserving.
If you look at the whole list since inception the only ones REALLY worthy of the award were non-politicans!
Gorbachev really is the only political leader who was worthy of the distinction.
B J Hunnicut

bj said...

I liked Gorbachev.....

Huggybear said...

My God BJ!!!
The Lord has listened - we have agreed on something - Praise be to Pope Francis. I can't think off the top of my head who else to thank.
B J Hunnicut

Martha said...

That's a lot of cold area!

Pat Hatt said...

A place I never want to visit. Hate the cold.

Christine said...

Amazing that some people live there.

Adam said...

that's Serbia

stephen Hayes said...

Just the name (Siberia) makes me cold.

Margaret D said...

We usually only hear about the frozen area..

DEZMOND said...

it also has wonderful summers and gorgeous nature! I'd love to have a fortress there

DEZMOND said...

sweet bejesus.... But we do get that a lot... sadly....

DEZMOND said...

we were never really Soviet dominated, thank you very much... we were one of the leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement, which is one of the reasons we were always the target of both Western powers and Russia who always tried to use us for their own means ....

Kati said...

Apparently it's gorgeous in summer though!

Have a great week,
-Kati

The Happy Whisk said...

That's my bad, as I couldn't remember.

bj said...

Dear Mr. Hunnicut....I can't tell you how happy I am that we finally agreed on something. :>)