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Siberia - its history and its people: Professor Janet Hartley

July 2015

Despite comprising over three quarters of Russia land mass, Siberia is home to only forty million people, one of the lowest population densities of any region or country in the world


0 minutes – Introduction

2:35 minutes – Lecture begins: An Introduction to Siberia

12:00 minutes – Similarities between Russia and Siberia

24:20 minutes – Relationships between Russians and non-Russians

33:20 minutes – Siberia as a land of wealth and trade

44:05 minutes – The Trans-Siberian Railway

47:10 minutes – Concluding remarks

View the Lecture here (23.03.15)


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