Chapter 3: Russia

In this assignment, we will discover when and how Russia acquired territory between 1553 and 1914 to become the largest country in the world. We will also investigate the progression of communist expansion immediately following World War II.

Learning Objectives

  • Trace the expansion of the Russian Empire through space and time.
  • Identify and explain the underlying causes of Russian expansion.
  • Explain the reasons for the development of the Cold War.

In order to fulfill the learning outcomes of this unit, complete the following activities:


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World Regional Geography Lab Manual by R. Adam Dastrup, MA, GISP is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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