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What It Means to be Russian/American

A Joint Project by the the classes of Larisa Sergeeva and Elaine Ihrie in Russia and the United States

elaine ihrie

on 20 May 2015

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Transcript of What It Means to be Russian/American

To be Russian

To be American

What It Means to Me
What it Means to be American
What it Means to be Russian
To be a Citizen of Planet Earth
It means being proud to hear the National Anthem.
What it Means to be a Citizen of Planet Earth
What it Means to be Russian
What It Means to be American
What it Means to be American
What It Means to be Russian
It means saluting our flag.
It means watching the Superbowl.
It means giving to humanitarian aid.
It means picking a favorite college team, and never going against them.
My Worries for Planet Earth
What It Means To Be Russian
What it Means to be American
We are all different, but we are all the same. We all want to be warm, safe, and happy with our families. We all have holidays, and celebrations, and hardships, and obstacles to overcome. We all want to have friends we can talk with and laugh with. We have learned that a good friend can come from anywhere on earth.
Being American means celebrating our diverse lands and people.
Global Relief Efforts
It means voting for our leaders when we are 18 years old.
It means we are free.
It means we honor the members of our military and our veterans.
It means appreciating our diversity.
It means you can work hard, and study hard, and be anything you want to be.
Natural Disasters
People Starving
Disease Epidemics
Clean Water
Cleaning up litter
Super Bowl
Humanitarian Aid for other countries
College teams
Saying the Pledge of Allegiance (video)
The Russian national flag is one Russian symbol. This flag has three wide horizontal stripes on it. The bottom stripe is red; the middle stripe is blue; the top stripe is white. These colors have always been symbolic in Russia: white—nobility and sincerity; blue—honesty and devotion, to friends, family and country; red—love and bravery
Our National Symbols
Russian people have always loved their country,
though life in Russia has never been easy. Russian people have always been devoted to their Motherland, fighting for peace and independence against enemies on their land.

Victory Day is the most cherished holiday for our people.
Victory Day marks Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945. It became the end of the Great Patriotic War for the USSR, which lost more than 25 million citizens in the four years of fighting. We honor the memory of those who died in this terrible war and are proud of our veterans. They gave all of us an opportunity to live and to enjoy the sun, the birds’ singing and free peaceful air but nowadays not everywhere people understand it.
Symbols we are proud of and will never refuse

St. George ribbon
people wear this black-and-yellow ribbon on their clothes

Red carnations – blood red is the color of the Soviet flag under which the veterans had fought.
Red Star medal – a military distinction for bravery.

To be Russian means to restore temples, monasteries, to donate for construction of cathedrals, hospitals, orphanages, to provide humanitarian assistance, to be patient to other nations , to trust to others, to have a sense of humor, to have a great capacity to overcome hardships, to take care of all homeless and the poor. It means to have a wide soul, be kind and generous, sincere and open.
Compassion and mercy, love for our families, respect for parents, interests of our children, the desire for happiness are also Russian and American traits of character.
We love peace and hate war.
Let there always be peace in the world!


We are proud that the first person in space
was our Soviet man- Gagarin Y.A.

What it means to be Russian
“Circled the Earth in space satellite, I saw how beautiful our planet is.
People, let’s keep and increase this beauty, but not destroy it”.
Gagarin, 1961

We live in one of the largest countries in the world. The territory of Russia covers 17,126 million square kilometers. The scenery of Russia varies a lot from region to region. There are steppes in the south, plains and taiga in the north, highlands and deserts in the east.
«Hot. Cool. Yours»
We appreciate our sporty victories and love our sportsmen!

The Olympiad in Moscow-1980
in Sochi - 2014
Bridge over the Ocean

Stroitel - North Carolina

What is a family?
                           Who is a family?
                           One and another makes two is a family.
                           Baby and father and mother: a family.
                           Parents and sister and brother: a family.
                           All kind of people can make up a family.
                           All kind of mixtures can make up a family.
                           What is a family?
                           Who is a family?
                            The children that lived in a shoe is a family!
                            A pair like Kanga and Roo is a family!
                            A calf and a cow that go moo is a family!
                            All kind of creatures can make up a family.
                            All kinds of numbers can make up a family.
                            All of your family plus you is a family!

All people on planet earth must always be friends! Our children must work, laugh, and play together.... and live in peace !
United States Symbols
Liberty Bell
George Washington, the First President
National Seal
Declaration of Independence
The Constitution
What It Means to Be American
The first person to walk on the moon was an American named Neil Armstrong.
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong
United States
A joint project by the classes of
Larisa Sergeeva and Elaine Ihrie
What it Means to be American
What it Means to be Russian
Russian awesome Matryoshka dolls
We have the best crafts.

Zhostovo painting

Gorodets painting

Khokhloma painting

Painting "Gzhel".

To be Russian means
to win in almost all kinds of sports such as hockey, volleyball, figure skating, bobsledding and tennis.


figure skating





It is the most beautiful city in Russia. It is a city of great beauty, with palaces, cathedrals, churches. It is also famous for its beautiful white nights.
Russian Writers
are well - known all over the world.
Their books are translated into many languages.

Gogol N.V
Esenin S.A
Lermontov M.Y.

Pushkin A.S.

Tolstoy L.N.

Chekhov A.V.

Mayakovskiy V.V.
Russian people are proud of geniuses who were born in our country
In painting
In Music
МTchaikovsky P.I.
Glinka M. I.
Rachmaninov S.V. ыы Ыю

Repin I.E.
АAivazovskiy I.
Shishkin I.I.
The most beautiful women


We love our art.
We love our sports.
North Carolina
We love our 50 states.
We love our food!
We love our holidays.
We love our families.
We love our
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Seattle, WA
We love our cities.
What I Love About My Country:
What I Love About My Country: United States
Traditional Russian cooking includes porridge, pancakes, various aspics, cabbage soup, chicken and fish soup, pirozhki (turnovers), and kvass (a beverage made from fermented rye bread).
Washington, DC
Raleigh, NC
Honolulu, HI
American's enjoy many different ethnic foods not native to America. In addition, each region of the country has a specialty. We love cheeseburgers, fried chicken, seafood, steaks, turkey,chocolate, and apple pie. For breakfast we enjoy eggs, pancakes or waffles, bacon or sausage, and fruit. Americans are big coffee and tea drinkers!
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