Russian Settlement in the North

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 3, 2010 - History - 256 pages
This book was originally published in 1965. At the time of publication no nation had greater knowledge of, or interest in, the development and exploitation of the Arctic lands than the Soviet Union. The skills acquired through living in remote and cold regions were being put to use in the Antarctic with considerable success. Dr Armstrong, who also made a long study of the Arctic and sub-Arctic region, here follows the Russian advance into the north (beyond the Arctic circle in Europe and latitude 60oN. in Asia) from their first appearance there until 1959. He examines the causes and effects of their settlement and compares the solutions to some of the problems with those made in North America. Dr Armstrong's study was intended not merely for geographers and historians, but also for courses on settlement problems.
 

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Contents

The environment
3
The coming of the Russians
9
PART 11
37
v11 a Teriberka about 1900
48
the character of the settlement
59
1x a PetropavlovsknaKamchatke about 1850
80
x1 a Russian old settlers of the Yenisey region
96
xni a Yakut dwelling in winter
112
The numbers of settlers
125
the town centre
128
Government policy
154
Relations with the natives
166
Conclusion
172
Population of some northern towns in 1959
187
Glossary of Russian Terms Used in the Text
195
Index
218

Relations with the natives
113

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