A map showing a dark red area measuring heat from an erupting volcano in Far East Russia.

Kambalny Volcano Erupts for the First Time in Almost 250 Years

Caitlin Dempsey

While the Kamchatka Peninsula has the highest concentration of active volcanoes on Earth, until recently the Kambalny Volcano had been dormant for almost 250 years.

Map showing location of BRICS countries. Map: Cflm001, Mediaiwiki, public domain.

What Does the Acronym BRICS Stand For?

Joe Akintola

The term “BRICs” is an acronym developed from the names of countries that are in a similar stage of newly advanced economic ...

Map showing fuel stations in Moscow, Russia.

A Spatial Analysis of Moscow’s Fuel Stations

GIS Contributor

Andrey Pirogov, a lecturer at the Lomonosov Moscow State University Business School, describes his project to map out and analyze fuel station locations in Moscow, Russia.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Land Group. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.

Deadly Cold Across Europe and Russia

Caitlin Dempsey

This image shows the impact of the cold snap on land surface temperatures across the region from December 11 to 18, 2009, compared to the 2000-2008 average.