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Countries: Commonwealth of Independent States Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about the countries that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States. The following countries are included: Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. There is information about the Chernobyl disaster and the problems with Lake Baikal. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on Russia.

Grades

  • 4,
  • 5,
  • 6

Links

Read about the union of the former republics of the USSR. NOTE: This site includes ads.
View the flag of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Scroll down the page and click on different countries to view their national flags. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Read a letter from a Russian girl and learn about the county as she describes it. Click on thumbnails to see larger images.
Learn about Ukraine and its geography and natural resources. The page has printouts and short quizzes. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This student-created site has extensive information about Ukraine.
View and listen to the Armenian alphabet.
Read about Armenia's culture, cities, and famous people. Click the picture to enter the site.
This page has many activities, printouts, and quizzes about Russian colors, fruits and vegetables, seasons, and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here are outline maps of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Click on the "Flags of the Middle East" link and icon to view flags of these former USSR republics. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about why Lake Baikal is so important and what measures are being taken to preserve it.
This article is about the ecological problems of Lake Baikal. NOTE: The site includes ads, and some of the external sites include guestbooks.
Here is a map of Belarus. Click on "Belarus Profile" to read about this country. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is a map of Moldova. Click on "Moldova Profile" to read about this country. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is a map of Azerbaijan. Click on " Azerbaijan Profile" to read about this country. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is a map of Kazakhstan. Click on " Kazakhstan Profile" to read about this country. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is a map of Kyrgyzstan. Click on " Kyrgyzstan Profile" to read about this country. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is a map of Uzbekistan. Click on " Uzbekistan Profile" to read about this country. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is a map of Turkmenistan. Click on " Turkmenistan Profile" to read about this country. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This student-created site has information about Siberia's geography and climate. Includes maps, routes guide, and photographs.
The site is dedicated to Chernobyl Disaster in Ukraine. Learn how the nuclear explosion affected nature in the country and around the world. Take a quiz to see how much you have learned about this tragedy.
View children's drawings dedicated to Chernobyl Disaster. Click on the "Life Stories" at the left column to read first-hand accounts of this disaster.
Read here about tragic events in Ukrainian Chernobyl city in April of 1986 and its affect to other countries. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Select the "Banknotes of Asia" link and choose Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to see these countries' currency. Select the "Banknotes of Europe" link to see bills of Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.
Learn about Russia's geography, language, culture, food, and history. Take a virtual tour of the Red Square and view many photographs of Russian people and places. Learn simple Russian words. There are also online games and quizzes.

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