Yes, there are deserts in "Russia"; more specifically they are located in Central Asia, not really "Russia" proper anymore. The Kyzyl Kum is to the east of the Amu Daria River and the Kara Kum--to the west of that river.
A tree blooms in the Kyzyl Kum desert!
A sandstorm in the Kara Kum desert.
A panorama image of
Central Asia featuring a view of the Kara Kum and
Kyzyl Kum deserts. In this image, the Caspian Sea is to the far
left; the Aral Sea is in the upper center; and the "lake" in between is
Lake Sarykamysh, sometimes dry. The Kara Kum is below the Aral
Sea, and the Kyzil Kum is to the right..
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