SKETCH OF THE OROGRAPHY, HYDROGRAPHY, AND CLIMATOGRAPHY OF RUSSIA
|1.||A low plain comprising all European Russia from the western frontier and the Caucasus northwards to the Ural Mountains, together with the similar plain of Turkestan and Western Siberia to the river Yenesey. This vast plain, the largest low plain in the world, is divided into two parts by the Urals, which separate the European from the Asiatic portion. Apart from the Ural and Crimean Mountains, no part of this plain rises in European Russia above 1750 ft.|
|2.||A hilly but scarcely mountainous region, consisting of series of foothills occupying all of Siberia east of the Yenesey River and|
Most of the details of this sketch are derived from Brockhaus, Russia in the Past and Present ( St. Petersburg, 1900), pp. 5-17, and from General Tillo's maps. Brockhaus contains a good bibliography. On the physical geography of Finland, see the excellent Atlas de Finlande, with its accompanying volume of text, published by the Geographical Society of Finland (Helsingfors, 1899), folio and 8vo.