Question by ѕσρнιє && тιησ: What is the terrain like in Moscow Russia?
Preferably from someone who was been there, but someone who has studied it is fine, too. Is it mountainous, or does it have plains? More detailed the better.
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Answer by Mendeleyev
Parts of Russia are like Montana, parts are like Texas, parts are like Arizona, a lot is like Canada and Alaska, parts are like Missouri, parts look like California and parts are like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
Russia is a big country, 8 days travel from one end to the other.
Answer by Dmitry
European Russia, which occupies about one-fourth of the entire country, is a series of broad plains broken only by gently rolling low hills west of Ural Mountains. Numerous forests of spruce birch, and pine trees cover this landscape cut by rivers and interspersed with lakes, bogs, and large expanses of swamp.
Answer by FT
Generally flat, but the University has an elevated view of the city.
Answer by BB
Fairly flat on the whole. There are some moderately hilly streets in the city but nothing very significant.
Answer by Arsan Lupin
The Moscow Region is located in the basin of the Volga, Oka, Klyazma, and Moskva rivers and covers an area of 46 000 square km, which is considerably larger than Denmark, Switzerland, or Belgium. Forests cover a third of the territory of Moscow Region.
Moscow is situated on the banks of the Moskva River, which flows for just over 500 km through the East European Plain in central Russia. 49 bridges span the river and its canals within the city’s limits. Elevation of Moscow in VVC, where situated head Moscow weather station, is 156 m (512 ft). The highest point is Teplostanskaya highland with 255 m (837 ft). Width of Moscow city (not limiting MKAD) from west to east is 39.7 km (24.7 mi), length from north to south – 51.7 km (32.1 mi).
Topography is generally flat, with mild differences in elevation from one part of the city to another.
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