Intimidating names for places
But you will see the remains of most everything left behind. They crowd into coastal cities, mining compounds, fishing villages, and oasis towns.
See Russian Names in English (Russian Text) for the text in Russian.
Different ways of rendering Russian names into English existed in the past, and several standards of transliteration of Cyrillic into English exist now.
There are sterile, intimidating stretches where rain has never been recorded, at least as long as humans have measured it.
You won't see a blade of grass or cactus stump, not a lizard, not a gnat. It is a shock then to learn that more than a million people live in the Atacama today.
Determined farmers in the far north grow olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers with drip-irrigation systems, culling scarce water from aquifers.