The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the climate of temperate latitudes characterized by snowy winters and relatively short and warm summers. The predominant landscapes in regions with a boreal climate are taiga and deciduous forests. The term is rarely used.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.