Author Archives: Tori Shoemaker

Of late, the outbreak of the corona virus has sent fear throughout individuals. Recently a woman in Moscow, Russia escaped a mandatory virus quarantine. She had recently returned from China where the deadly virus originated. After learning she would have to stay in confinement for two weeks, she escaped stating she was not infected by the virus and had already roamed Russia for ten days before getting sent back to the hospital.

Russian authorities have taken rash measures to prevent the spread further by halting air traffic to China and North Korea and completely shut down their land border to China and Mongolia. Making it harder for neighboring states to enter into Russian territory without using airlines.   The south of Russia is blocking Mongolia, China, and a small boundary with North Korea. Russia's capitol and most populated city, Moscow, has temporarily stopped issuing work visas to Chinese citizens and told students studying in Russia to not return until March 1st.

The Russian government is strategically taking a course of action to prevent the spread of this disease further. Geographically Russia is more susceptible to transmitting the disease because of their bordering neighbors.



Hey everyone, my name is Tori Shoemaker and I'm from Savannah, Georgia. I moved to Fairbanks, Alaska to get a brand new experience for college. So far, I've very successful in that realm. I swim for the University of Alaska Fairbanks and taking this class out of interest to the world and as a requirement for classes. Currently, I am undecided on a major so I'm getting a feel for different classes to try to find an interest. I have never studied geography except for a small review in elementary or middle school. I can't wait to begin this class and getting to connect with everyone of you!

Three locations on the class map:

Birthplace: Savannah, GA

Current: Fairbanks, AK

Hoping to visit: Bangkok, Thailand