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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a vast Asian region of Russia; famous for long cold winters

Merriam Webster's

geographical name region N Asia in Russia extending from the Urals to the Pacific; roughly coextensive with Russia in Asia Siberian adjective or noun

Britannica Concise

Region, N central Asia, largely in Russia. It extends from the Ural Mtns. to the Pacific Ocean and from the Arctic Ocean to central Kazakstan and the boundaries of China and Mongolia; it covers about 5,000,000 sq mi (12,950,000 sq km). It is notorious for the length and severity of its almost snowless winters. Temperatures of -90 F (-68 C) have been recorded. The first settlers probably arrived in S Siberia in the Paleolithic period. The area was under Chinese influence from c.1000 BC, followed by the Turkic-Mongols in the 3rd cent. BC. Russian trappers and Cossack explorers colonized it in the late 16th cent., and by the mid-18th cent. most of Siberia was under Russian rule. It was connected to other parts of Russia by the Trans-Siberian Railroad. E Siberia was the scene of the anti-Bolshevik government of A. Kolchak 1918-20. It was made part of the Russian S.F.S.R. in 1922. Russia exiled criminals and political prisoners there, and in the 1930s J. Stalin set up forced-labor camps that fueled industrial growth. When Russian factories were relocated there during World War II, it played an important role in the war effort. It has deposits of coal, petroleum, natural gas, diamonds, iron ore, and gold; its chief industrial products include steel, aluminum, and machinery. S Siberia produces wheat, rye, oats, and sunflowers. Its main cities include Novosibirsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, and Irkutsk.

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