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Russia

  1. 1. Russia
  2. 2. Russia Russia is the largest country in the world. It has an area of 6,592,800 square miles.
  3. 3. Location Russia is in Asia and Europe.   It is located directly north of China.
  4. 4. Sports <ul><li>Some of the most popular sports in Russia are, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ice Hockey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soccer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basketball </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. More Sports <ul><li>Some other sports that are played in Russia are, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Handball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weightlifting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gymnastics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boxing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrestling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Martial Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volleyball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rugby </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skiing </li></ul></ul>Hand Ball
  6. 6. Russian Cuisine <ul><li>Because of the long and cold winters, the essential components of Russian food is fat and carbohydrates. Here are some examples of popular foods in Russia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Russian onion and pork kebobs with Russian ketchup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classic beef stroganoff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romanoff burgers </li></ul></ul>Onion and pork kebabs
  7. 7. Capital The capital of Russia is Moscow.   It has a population of 10,563,038.   It is home to many of Russia’s famous landmarks.
  8. 8. St. Basil’s Cathedral St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of Russia’s most famous landmarks.   It was built in 1561 to commemorate the capture of Kazan.   The architect who designed it was blinded so he could never build anything to rival its beauty.
  9. 9. Russian Flag White stands for peace and honesty. Blue stands for vigilance, truth and loyalty. Red stands for hardiness, strength and bravery.
  10. 10. Currency 1 Russian Ruble is equal to 0.03 U.S. dollars.
  11. 11. Ethnic Groups <ul><ul><li>Russian-79.8% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tatar-3.8% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ukrainian-2% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bashkir-1.2% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chuvash-1.1% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other (unspecified)-12.1% </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Language: Russian Russian Is a Slavic language that is spoken primarily in Russia.   Also spoken by many other people in the countries of Ukraine, Latvia and Estonia.
  13. 13. Weather Russia can get very cold and receive a lot of snow in its long winters.    The climate in Russia varies dramatically. It can be freezing cold in the far north, but very hot in the deserts to the south.   In Russia there are really only two distinct seasons, summer and winter. Spring and Autumn are only short spells of change in between.
  14. 14. Olympics Russia hosted the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow and will host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.   Russian athletes have won a total of 392 medal, 141 of which are gold.   They are second only to the U.S. who have won 489 medals, 183 of which are gold. Alexander Ovechkin at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
  15. 15. Holidays <ul><li>The most popular holiday in Russia is New Year's Day. In Russia Christmas is on January 7th. Defender of the Motherland Day is February 23rd. International Women's Day is March 8th. Spring and Labor Celebration is May 1st. Victory Day is May 9th. Russia Day is June 12th. Civil Unity Day is November 4th.  </li></ul>
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