The Urals are among the world's oldest extant mountain ranges. They were formed in the late Carboniferous period, when a continent consisting largely of Siberia collided with the supercontinent that contained much of the world's land at the time: the combination of Laurussia (Europe and North America) and Gondwana. Europe and Siberia have remained joined together ever since.
Geographers have divided the Urals into five regions: South, Middle, North, Subarctic and Arctic Urals.
Categories: Geography of Russia | Mountain ranges | Mountains of Russia
We are the importers of that classic Russian icon - the Ural sidecar motorcycle.
Often scorned as a relic of the past, Urals are still rolling off the production line in Irbit 60 years after the first bike (the M72, modelled on a BMW R71) was sent west to help defeat the Nazi invasion.
They have changed a little bit since then, but they still retain their rugged simplicity and the ability to haul a sidecar!
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