Russian Federationdobropozhalovat (Welcome)<br />It occupies much of E Europe (west of the Ural Mountains) and all of N As...
Matryoshka doll(Mat-ree-o-ska)<br />A matryoshka doll, or babushka doll is a Russian nesting doll which is a set of wooden...
Anna PavlovaJan 31, 1881 – Jan 23, 1931)<br />A Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century.<br />She is...
St Basil’s Cathedral<br />A Russian Orthodox church erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–1561. <br />It was built o...
Trans Siberian Railwayhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Siberian_Railway<br />The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of ...
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  2. 2. Russian Federationdobropozhalovat (Welcome)<br />It occupies much of E Europe (west of the Ural Mountains) and all of N Asia<br />Estimated population of 143,420,000<br />6,591,100 square miles<br />Moscow is the capital and largest city<br />Currency: Ruble<br />Borders:<br />Northwest:Norway and Finland<br />West:Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, and Ukraine<br />Southwest:Georgia and Azerbaijan southern<br />Land border: Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and China<br />
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  5. 5. Matryoshka doll(Mat-ree-o-ska)<br />A matryoshka doll, or babushka doll is a Russian nesting doll which is a set of wooden dolls of increasing size placed one inside the other. <br />The first Russian nested doll set was carved in 1890 by VasilyZvyozdochkin <br />Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan, a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress. <br />The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby lathed from a single piece of wood. <br />Much of the artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be very elaborate. <br />The dolls often follow a theme, aside from the typical traditional peasant girls, the themes vary, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders.<br />
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  10. 10. Anna PavlovaJan 31, 1881 – Jan 23, 1931)<br />A Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century.<br />She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history.<br />She was most noted as a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet.<br /> Pavlovais most recognised for the creation of the role The Dying Swan <br />With her own company, she would become the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.<br />
  11. 11. St Basil’s Cathedral<br />A Russian Orthodox church erected on the Red Square in Moscow in 1555–1561. <br />It was built on the order of Ivan IV of Russia (Ivan the terrible)<br />
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  16. 16. Trans Siberian Railwayhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Siberian_Railway<br />The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It is the longest railway in the world.<br />9,259 km (5753 miles)<br />Spans 7 time zones<br />Takes 8 days to complete the journey<br />Crosses 5 rivers<br />

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