To rent - Te huur - Сдаётся в аренду - in Bilthoven - De Bilt
Office and warehouse - Kantoor met magazijn - Офис и склад
250 m2 - 5 km. from Center of Utrecht - 40 km. from Amsterdam - € 2.800, per month - near Head office of Rabobank
Tel. +31 30 228 56 56; e-mail: rus_net@rusnet.nl
VIP of Rusnet

RusNet
banner banner

 www.rusnet.nl Russian versionDutch version Agenda | Links | Russian CCI  

  Thursday, 19.10.2017
VIP Rubricator
Make rusnet.nl your homepageAdd to favoritesinfo@rusnet.nlSite search
tramp
VIP-Companies
VIP of Rusnet
Rusnet Partners
CIS Today
Encyclopedia
Contact
Did you know...
 Did you know...
The Barents Sea ports are ice-free all year.

  RusNet  

Novaya Zemlya

print versionprint
version

 
 a   b   c   d   e   f   g   h   i   j   k   l   m   n   o   p   r   s   t   u   v   w   x   y   z 

Archipelago, c.35,000 mi2 (90,650 km2), in the Arctic Ocean between the Barents and Kara seas, NW Russia.

It consists of two main islands (separated by Matochkin Strait) and many smaller ones. The mountains, rising to c.3,500 ft (1,070 m), are a continuation of the Urals. In the north the archipelago is glaciated and covered by arctic desert; the southern part is tundra.

Copper, lead, zinc, and asphaltite are found there. Fishing, sealing, and trapping are the chief occupations of the small population, which lives mainly along the western coast. The islands were used for thermonuclear testing by the Russians, who still maintain a non-nuclear weapons test site there.

Explored by Novgorodians in the XI2 or XII2 cent., the islands were sighted by explorers searching for the Northeast Passage in the 1500s. Dutch navigator Willem Barents reached Novaya Zemlya on the first two expeditions. Since the mid-1800s Russians have built settlements and scientific stations there.

Columbia Encyclopaedia

Exclusive Partner of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Netherlands
Official Partner of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Netherlands
  PHRASE OF THE DAY
The genius which runs to madness is no longer genius.
Otto Weininger
tramp
tramp top of the page  tramp
Advertise | Contacts | About Rusnet | Search


eXTReMe Tracker
Яндекс цитирования Rambler's Top100 © 2003-2012 RusNet
Made by NeoNet