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Moscow

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Moscow
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Cuisine
Russian cuisine uses fish, poultry, mushrooms, berries, honey.
Crops of rye, wheat, barley provide ingredients for many breads, pancakes, cereals, beers, and Vodka, and Kvas
Flavorful soups and stews include shche (cabbage soup), borsh (beat soup), solyanka, and okroshka
Smetana (heavy salad cream) is often added to soups and salads
Cutlets and pelmeni are popular meat dishes
Educational System
Education in Russia is organized by the state, which ensures that general education is free and available to everyone.
Some private schools have been established in the recent years
Education usually begins before the age of 6
Education is comprised of 3 stages: Primary Ed. (4 years)
Basic General Ed. (5 years)
Secondary Education (2-3 years)
Celebrations
New Years is by far the BIGGEST celebration in Russia
They prepare several days (weeks) in advance. There is a belief that how you celebrate the New Year will determine how you will fare in the remainder of that year.

Major Russian holidays are marked according to the Orthodox Calender, given that the major religion of Russia is Russian Orthodox
Valentines Day February 14
International Woman's Day March 8
Victory Day May 9
Government
The Government of Russian Federation exercises executive power in the Federation
The memebers of government are the Prime Minister of Russia, Deputy Prime Minister, and the Federal Ministers
Art
One of the most notable art museums is the Tretyakov Gallery

Another art museum in Moscow is the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
The State Historical Museum of Russian History
The Polytechnical Museum founded in 1872, is the largest technical museum in Russia
The Borodino Panorama Museum
the museum of Russian Military History
Traditions and Customs
Banya (Russian type of sauna) is one of the oldest traditions. Despite that this tradition is several centuries old, it is still popular today
Samovars and tea-drinking are indispensable element of Russian traditions
Clothing and Dress
Ethnic Russian cloths include the Kaftan, Kosovorotka and ushanka for men
Sarafan and Kokoshnik for women, with Lapti and valenki as common shoes
Religion
Russian Orthodox Christianity is Russia's traditional and largest religion, deemed a part of Russia's "historical heritage", in a law passed in 1997, Russian Orthodox is the dominant religion in Russia
Language

Architecture

Russian Architecture began with the woodcraft building of ancient Slavs
Since the Christianization of Kiev, Russia, for several centuries, Russian architecture was greatly influenced by the Byzantine architecture until the fall of Constantinople
16th century saw the development of unique tent-like churches culminoting is St. Basils cathedral
After Peter the Great, reform had made Russia became much closer to Western culture, and the architectural styles soon followed that of Western Europe.
Folklore
Russian is a Slavic language
Belongs to the family of Indo-European languages and is one of three living members of the East Slavic langueage
Dialects ;
2 principal chronological and geographic groups
) The dialects of the primary formation, which consists of "Old Russia of the 16th century" before the conquests of Ivan IV
)The dialects of the territory of the second formation where Russian's settled after the 16th century
Russians have distinct traditions of folk music
Typical ethnic Russian musical instruments are gusli, balalaika, bayon, garmoshka
Russian folk music had great influence on classical composers and in modern times, is still a great inspiration for a number of popular folk bands
Some of Russian Folklore has been adopted into animation movies.
Social
Moscow is the capital city of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center in Russia and in Europe. Moscow has the largest community of billionaires in the world.
Moscow is the northernmost mega city on Earth and the most populous city in Europe, and the 5th largest in the world.
The city is named after the river Moskva.
Family Structures
The concept of family is highly regarded in Russia
Plays a very important role in Russian society
Child rearing has always been the responsibility of both the family and society
The growth and development of the chlidren in Russia depend mainly on thier family structure and upbringing
Economics
Russia has undergone a significant change since the fall of the Soviet Union
Moved from a globally isolated, centrally-planned economy to a more market-based and globally-integrated economy
Music
Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff,
Russian Conservatories have turned out generations of world-renowned soloists such as Postropovich, and Horowitz,
Russia has experienced wave of western culture influence, which led to development of new phenomenon
Russian rock and Russian pop
Values


The Russian people have a huge respect for their history and they are proud of it. They value their traditions which goes centuries back. The family for Russian people is very important.
World renowned composers included
Natural Resources
Old Russia
Land Mark of Russia
New Russia
Russia has become the world's leading oil producer. The second largest of natural gas. Russia holds the world's largest gas reserves and the second largest coal reserves. It also is the eighth largest crude oil reserve.
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