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Vitus Bering
Vitus Jonassen Bering (baptised 5 August 1681, died 19 December 1741),[1][nb 1] also known as Ivan Ivanovich Bering,[2] was a Danish cartographer and explorer in Russian service, and an officer in the Russian Navy. He is known as a leader of two Russian expeditions, namely the First Kamchatka Expedition
First Kamchatka Expedition
and the Great Northern Expedition, exploring the north-eastern coast of the Asian continent and from there the western coast on the North American continent. The Bering Strait, the Bering Sea, Bering Island, the Bering Glacier
Bering Glacier
and the Bering Land Bridge
Bering Land Bridge
were all named in his honor. Taking to the seas at the age of 18, Bering travelled extensively over the next eight years, as well as taking naval training in Amsterdam. In 1704, he enrolled with the rapidly expanding Russian navy of Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great)
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Ilimsk
Ilimsk (Russian: Илимск) was a small town in Siberia, within today's Irkutsk Oblast of Russia. The town was flooded by the Ust-Ilimsk Reservoir in the mid-1970s.Ilimsk, the center of the large Ilimsky (Ilimskoi) Okrug (District) in a 1773 atlas of the world. The District occupied roughly the northern half of today's Irkutsk OblastIlimsk was founded in 1630 on the Ilim River, a tributary of the Angara River, as Ilimsky Ostrog (i.e., "Fort Ilim"). From here a portage ran east to the Kuta River which joins the Lena River at Ust-Kut, thereby allowing travel from the Yenisei River basin to that of the Lena River. In early times the Ilimsk Uyezd was one of the few grain-producing areas in Siberia. Around 1700 there were 280 settlements, including seven ostrogs. In 1745 there were 7,605 peasants. Much of the grain was shipped down the Lena to feed the Okhotsk Coast and other areas in eastern Siberia. Grain production shifted south as the area around Irkutsk became more settled
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Treaty Of Nerchinsk
The Treaty of Nerchinsk
Nerchinsk
of 1689 (Russian: Нерчинский договор, Nerčinskij dogovor; simplified Chinese: 尼布楚条约; traditional Chinese: 尼布楚條約; pinyin: Níbùchǔ Tiáoyuē, Xiao'erjing: نِبُچُ تِيَوْيُؤ) was the first treaty between Russia and China. The Russians gave up the area north of the Amur River
Amur River
as far as the Stanovoy Mountains
Stanovoy Mountains
and kept the area between the Argun River and Lake Baikal. This border along the Argun River and Stanovoy Mountains
Stanovoy Mountains
lasted until the Amur Annexation in 1860
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University Of Copenhagen
The University
University
of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
(UCPH) (Danish: Københavns Universitet) is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia
Scandinavia
after Uppsala University
University
(1477). The university has 23,473 undergraduate students, 17,398 postgraduate students, 2,968 doctoral students and over 9,000 employees. The university has four campuses located in and around Copenhagen, with the headquarters located in central Copenhagen. Most courses are taught in Danish; however, many courses are also offered in English and a few in German
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Dutch East Indies
The Dutch East Indies
East Indies
(or Netherlands
Netherlands
East-Indies; Dutch: Nederlands(ch)-Indië; Indonesian: Hindia Belanda) was a Dutch colony consisting of what is now Indonesia. It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800. During the 19th century, the Dutch possessions and hegemony were expanded, reaching their greatest territorial extent in the early 20th century. This colony was one of the most valuable European colonies under the Dutch Empire's rule,[4] and contributed to Dutch global prominence in spice and cash crop trade in the 19th to early 20th century.[5] The colonial social order was based on rigid racial and social structures with a Dutch elite living separate from but linked to their native subjects.[6] The term Indonesia
Indonesia
came into use for the geographical location after 1880
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Cornelius Cruys
Cornelius Cruys (Russian: Крюйс, Корнелий Иванович) (1655 – 1727) was a Norwegian-Dutch admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy
Imperial Russian Navy
and the first commander of the Russian Baltic Fleet.Contents1 Early life and career 2 Service in Russia 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksEarly life and career[edit] He was born as Niels Olsen (Olufsen) in the city of Stavanger
Stavanger
in Norway
Norway
in 1655 and was half Norwegian and half Dutch. It is uncertain when the Norwegian Niels Olsen (in Dutch `Cornelis Roelofsz') emigrated to the Dutch Republic
Dutch Republic
and changed his name to Cornelis Cruys (Kornelius Krøys or Cornelis Cruijs)
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Azov Sea
The Sea
Sea
of Azov
Azov
(Russian: Азо́вское мо́ре, Azóvskoje móre; Ukrainian: Азо́вське мо́ре, Azóvśke móre; Crimean Tatar: Azaq deñizi, Азакъ денъизи, ازاق دﻩﯕىزى) is a sea in Eastern Europe. To the south it is linked by the narrow (about 4 km or 2.5 mi) Strait of Kerch
Strait of Kerch
to the Black Sea, and it is sometimes regarded as a northern extension of the Black Sea.[2][3] The sea is bounded in the north by mainland Ukraine, in the east by Russia, and in the west by the Crimean Peninsula. The Don and Kuban are the major rivers that flow into it
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Lightering
Lightering
Lightering
(also called lighterage) is the process of transferring cargo between vessels of different sizes, usually between a barge and a bulker or oil tanker. Lightering
Lightering
is undertaken to reduce a vessel's draft in order to enter port facilities which cannot accept very large ocean-going vessels
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Vyborg
Vyborg
Vyborg
(Russian: Выборг, IPA: [ˈvɨbərk];[10] Finnish: Viipuri, [ˈʋiːpuri];[11] Swedish: Viborg [ˈviːbɔrj]; German: Wiborg [ˈviːbɔɐ̯k]; Estonian: Viiburi [ˈʋiːpuri]) is a town in, and the administrative center of, Vyborgsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia
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Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island
(Alutiiq: Qikertaq, Russian: Кадьякъ[2]) is a large island on the south coast of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alaska, separated from the Alaska
Alaska
mainland by the Shelikof Strait. The largest island in the Kodiak Archipelago, Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island
is the second largest island in the United States and the 80th largest island in the world, with an area of 9,311.24 km2 (3,595.09 sq mi),[3] slightly larger than Cyprus. It is 160 km (99 miles) long and in width ranges from 16 to 97 kilometers (10 to 60 mi). Kodiak Island
Kodiak Island
is the namesake for Kodiak Seamount, which lies off the coast at the Aleutian Trench
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Russia
Coordinates: 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90Russian Federation Росси́йская Федерaция (Russian) Rossiyskaya FederatsiyaFlagCoat of armsAnthem:  "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii"  (transliteration) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation"Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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North America
North America
North America
is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.[3][4] It is bordered to the north by the Arctic
Arctic
Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America
South America
and the Caribbean
Caribbean
Sea. North America
North America
covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers (9,540,000 square miles), about 16.5% of the earth's land area and about 4.8% of its total surface
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Peter I Of Russia
Peter the Great
Peter the Great
(Russian: Пётр Вели́кий, tr. Pyotr Velikiy, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj]), Peter I (Russian: Пётр I, tr. Pyotr I, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr ˈpʲɛrvɨj]) or Peter Alexeyevich (Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ]; 9 June [O.S. 30 May] 1672 – 8 February [O.S. 28 January] 1725)[a] ruled the Tsardom of Russia
Tsardom of Russia
and later the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
from 7 May (O.S. 27 April) 1682 until his death in 1725, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V. Through a number of successful wars, he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power
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Rouble
The ruble or rouble (/ˈruːbəl/; Russian: рубль, IPA: [rublʲ]) is or was a currency unit of a number of countries in Eastern Europe closely associated with the economy of Russia. Originally, the ruble was the currency unit of Imperial Russia
Imperial Russia
and then the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(as Soviet ruble), and it is currently the currency unit of Russia
Russia
(as Russian ruble) and Belarus
Belarus
(as Belarussian ruble). The Russian ruble
Russian ruble
is also used in the partially recognised states of Abkhazia
Abkhazia
and South Ossetia. In the past, several other countries influenced by Russia
Russia
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
had currency units that were also named rubles. One ruble is divided into 100 kopeks (Russian: копе́йка, tr
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Lena River
The Lena (Russian: Ле́на, IPA: [ˈlʲɛnə]; Russian Buryat: Зүлхэ; Evenki: Елюенэ; Sakha: Өлүөнэ) is the easternmost of the three great Siberian rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
(the other two being the Ob and the Yenisei). It is the 11th longest river in the world and has the 9th largest catchment area. It is also the 3rd largest river in Asia
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Vologda
Vologda
Vologda
(Russian: Вологда, IPA: [ˈvoləɡdə]) is a city and the administrative, cultural, and scientific center of Vologda Oblast, Russia, located on the Vologda River
Vologda River
within the watershed of the Northern Dvina
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