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Meeting of Frontiers: America and Russia

is a bilingual, multimedia digital library that tells the story of the American exploration and settlement of the West, the parallel exploration and settlement of Siberia and the Russian Far East, and the meeting of the Russian-American frontier in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Much of the primary material has never been published or is rare. The site is intended to demonstrate the educational and cultural potential of international cooperation in the development of digital libraries. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the economies of Siberia and the American West experienced many parallel developments. Fur trading declined, while at the same time, mineral extraction intensified. Gold was discovered in the Yenisey River basin in Siberia in 1838-39, only ten years before John Sutter's men found it at the bottom of a stream in California.
'Hillside at verst 32.' The Amur Railroad Album. RSL Department of Printed Art.  The Trans-Siberian Railroad crosses some of the most scenic vistas in Russia. In particular, its eastern sections cut

Trans-Siberian railroad

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U.S. History Topics »  States & Regions »  West
World Studies »  World History »  Russia, Soviet Union

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