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  • RUSSIA
    By Alexa Bouquet
    RUSSIA
    By Alexa Bouquet
  • Geography of Russia
    • Russia is the largest country in the world
    • Total area: 17,075,400
    • Russia has many natural resources such as major deposits of timber, petroleum,
    natural gas, coal, ores, and other mineral resources
  • Geography of Russia Cont.
    • The majority of Russia is made up of huge
    plains that are mostly grassland (Steppe)
    to the south and heavy forest to the north,
    with a tundra along the coast
    • Russia possesses 10% of the world’s land
    that can be used for agriculture
    • Russia has one of the worlds largest surface
    water resources
    • Russia is home to Lake Baikal, the worlds
    oldest freshwater lake
    • Russia is in 2cd (1st being Brazil) in volume
    of total renewable water resources
    • Russia has 100,000 rivers
  • People of Russia
    • 79.8% of the population consists of ethnic Russians
    • 160 other groups and indigenous people live in Russia
    • The Russian population is declining
    • The population peaked in 1991, with 148,689,000 people
    • The decrease in population is due to high death rate and low birth rate
  • People of Russia Cont.
    • Russia’s traditional religions are Christianity, Islam,
    Buddhism, and Judaism
    • Russia’s primary religion is Russian Orthodoxy
    • Russia has around 100 different languages
    • Approximately 142.6 million people speak Russian
    • Over ¼ of the worlds literature is published
    in Russian
  • Russian Culture
    • Woodcraft buildings were the start of Russian
    architecture
    • Icon paintings and vibrant mural paintings on walls or ceilings were the focus of early Russian paintings
    • In 1757 The Russian Academy of Arts was created
    • The purpose was to give artist an international role and status.
    • In the 19th century realism dominated
    • Russian Literature is thought
    of as some of the most influential
    and developed in the world
  • Russian Culture Cont.
    • The state symbols of Russia are the Byzantine
    double-headed eagle, combined with St.George
    Of Moscow in the Russian coat of arms
    • Russia has 7 public holidays
    • Russian New Year which resembles Western
    Christmas (Most popular holiday)
    • Rozhdestvo
    • Paskha (Easter)
    • Troitsa (Trinity)
    • KurbanBayram
    • UrazaBayram
    • The second most popular holiday is victory day,
    Which commemorates the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II
  • History of Russia
    • Some of the first modern bones were
    found on the Don River banks in Konstenki
    • The bones were 35,000 years old
    • In prehistoric time, parts of Southern Russia
    was home to nomadic transhumance also know as nomadic pastoralists
    • The Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus, which was an ancient state located in eastern Crimea and the Taman Peninsula, was overwhelmed with nomadic invasions, led by tribes such as Huns and Turkic Avars
    • The wooded areas of Pinsk Marshes was thought to be the home of the ancestors of modern Russians and Slavic tribes
    • The Pinsk Marshes also know as the Pripyat Marshes take up most of the southern part of Belarus and the north-west of Ukraine
    • They cover about 38,000 square miles surrounding the Pripyat river on both sides
  • History of Russia Cont.
    • After the Russian revolution, which was a political
    revolution, a civil was broke out
    • The treaty of Brest-Litovsk ended the hostilities with
    Central powers in World War I
    • By signing the treaty, Russia lost Ukrainian, Polish, Baltic,
    and Finnish territories
    • A lot of damage had been done by the end of the Russian
    civil war
    • The Russian economy and infrastructure were extremely
    damaged
    • The famine of 1921, which happened during the same
    period, claimed 5 million victims
    • The Soviet Union was formed on December 30th 1922
    • The Soviet union was formed by the Russian SFSR and
    3 other soviet unions
    • The SFSR was the largest out of the 15 republics
    that made up the Soviet Union
    • For 69 years the SFSR dominated the Soviet Union
    • Though incorrect the USSR was often referred to as Russia
    and its people being Russians
  • Work Cited
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia#Geography
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia#Demographics
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia#Culture
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia#History