West Siberian Plain

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West Siberian Plain,

an extensive region of continuous flatland, N Asia, comprising the western third of Siberia, Russia. It is bounded on the east by the Yenisei River, on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the west by the Urals, and on the south by Kazakh hill country and the Altai Mts. Tundra and taiga cover the northern section, while the southern section is steppe. It was the source of most of the USSR's oil and gas production during the 1970s and 80s.
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Most of it spreads over the eastern slopes of the Middle and North Urals and the Western Siberian Plain.
Novosibirsk, Russia's third largest city located in the Western Siberian Plain, was selected by former Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev as the hub for Russian space exploration and energy development programs because of its isolation from the population centers of Moscow and St.
Some of the western Siberian plain, which extends to the Urals, is now part of the Ural Federal District, and a sizeable part of the Eastern Siberian plateau now lies in the Sakha Republic, which is part of the Far East Federal District.

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