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Russia's 17.1 million square kilometres easily make it the world’s largest by area. In fact, if Russia were to lop off 7 million square kilometers, it would still be the largest—and the lopped-off section would rank seventh overall! Like China, Russia borders 14 different countries. Unlike China, none of Russia is tropical, though humid summers prevail in much of southern Russia. The Taiga, the world’s largest terrestrial biome, extends all the way from Eastern Canada throughout the vast majority of northern Russia. Massive oil reserves exist underneath Russia’s frozen forests and tundra; however, due to the expense and difficulty of extracting it, much of Russia’s oil wealth remains untapped.
Geez, what a terrible tragedy if the next one happens to take out Moscow- and more. The second asteroid deflection technology was conceived of, someone somewhere realized on the spot what a perfect weapon it would be. Undetectable, untraceable, and all of it to be blamed on random chance and nature. Nice. And super powerful, rivaling nuclear weapons.
originally posted by: seattlerat
a reply to: TrueAmerican
I think the chances of meteor/fireball events over or near Russian land/sea are probably higher than other countries primarily due to it's incredible size: