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Population of Arctic Russia

Nature volume 134, page 285 (25 August 1934) | Download Citation



THE Soviet Government has published a map on a scale of 1 to 5,000,000, in two sheets, showing the distribution of people in the northern parts of Russian territory in Europe and Asia, from the Finnish frontier to the Pacific. On a groundwork showing only water features in blue, the various races are shown by twenty-three colours and tints. Squares of colour indicate settlements of different sizes while circles of colour show the density of nomadic peoples. The map is very clear, although the different colours and symbols have to overlap in many places. The data were collected during the census of 1926 and the map has been prepared by P. E. Terlezki for the Northern Tribes Assistance Com mittee. The legend is in English as well as Russian. The two sheets present a most graphic picture of the distribution of peoples, their relation to river valleys and sea coasts and the meeting and inter mingling of various tribes.

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