Hannu Jortikka's observations during his year in Siberia
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12-23-2012, 10:05 AM
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under that map of Siberia in Wikipedia, it says
By the way, under the same map in RuWiki, the large part is named "Asian part of Russia".
I know Wikipedia is anything but error-free and professional, but there must be a reason for even putting it that way. The issue does seem controversial and not clear-cut.
I've never seen a Russian of any age saying that Far East is a part of Siberia. I suppose this controversy is based on foreigners just naming anything to the East from Ural mountains Siberia. It's like saying that Chukchi Sea and Eastern Siberian Sea don't exist as they are all parts of Arctic Ocean: it may look that way, but there's geographical basis for dividing them, just like for allocating Far East differently from Siberia.
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