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Welcome to Russia

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Victoria Fadeeva

on 3 November 2015

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Welcome to Russia
(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
(cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr
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(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr
St. Petersburg
the largest country in the world
total area -17,125,407 square km
4 of the world's largest rivers: the Lena, the Ob, the Volga, the Yenisei
the deepest freshwater lake - Lake Baikal
The Ural Mountains - the natural boundary between Europe and Asia
Climate: continental and arctic
Siberia: taiga, tundra, steppe
St. Petersburg
the capital of Russia;
the country’s principle political, economic, cultural and educational centre;
founded in 1147;
population – 12 mln;
the seat of the Russian Parliament,
the Federal Assembly and the Russian Government.
the second biggest city;
founded in 1703;
since then was the capital of the Russian Empire till 1918;
population – 5 mln.
Both capitals are famous for their historical and architectural monuments.
the Bolshoi Theatre
Moscow Underground
Red Square
the Kremlin
St.Basil’s Cathedral
Palace Square
St Isaac's Cathedral,
a Bridge over the Neva
The Grand Cascade at Peterhof
and Beyond
Mikhail Gorbachov, the first and the last president of the USSR
Boris Yeltsin, the first popularly elected President of New Russia
the Russian Federation
Soviet Flag
Russian Flag
Soviet Coat of Arms
Russian Coat of Arms
Official Language - Russian
Ethnic groups:
79.8% Russians,
3.8% Tatars,
2.0% Ukrainians,
1.2% Bashkirs,
1.1% Chuvashes,
12.1% others and unspecified
Russian Orthodoxy is the main religion in Russia, followed to a lesser extent by Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Buddhism and Judaism.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior,
Moscow city
Kul -Sharif Mosque,
Kazan city
Russian Symbols
Russian Traditions & Stereotypes
New Year
‘Maslenitsa’ or Shrove
or Spring Festival
Moscow State University
•6 large boiled potatoes
•2 cups mayonnaise
•1 whole cooked roast chicken, pulled and diced
•1-2 boiled carrots
•150 gr of canned peas
•1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
•3 large dill pickles, chopped
Russian Cuisine
In the Past
Blini or Pancakes
All Kinds of Bread
Pirogi/Pirozhki or Pies
Beef Stroganoff
The Olivie Salad or Russian Salad
Vladimir Putin -a current president of Russian Federation
Mysterious Russian soul
described by Russian authors
"All is done is done for the better"
"Better have a hundred friends than a hundred rubles"
It is better to see once than to hear twice
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