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  •      In 1921 the International Olympic Committee came up a new idea: „‟The Winter Olympics‟‟. On January 25th 1924, the first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. The first Winter Olympics were actually called “ The International Winter Sports Week”. There was a total of 16 nations who sent athletes to Chamonix. There was 247 men and 11 women participating. The first Olympics lasted 11 days and 9 sports where played.
  •  The Winter Olympic Games are being held in Sochi, Russia. RIGHT HERE
  • Traditions:  Nesting Dolls  Superstations Food:  Breakfast - Kasha, butterbrots, and juice  Lunch - Hot soup  Dinner – Meat, fish, and drink tea
  • Music:  Russian pop music  Classical music Clothing:  The dress code is usually formal and conservative. Men:  Usually wear business suits Women:  Wear subdued color business suits with skirts that cover their knees.
  • Summer:  Warm to hot dry summers Winter:  VERY cold winters with temperatures at -30 Celsius and lower and sometimes heavy snow fall
  •    Russia is in northern Eurasia. Is a federal semi-presidential republic comprising 83 federal subjects. The Russian President Vladimir Putin
  •    Russia is a country about 1.8 times the size of the USA. The area is of 10,627,000 sq. miles . The populations almost 150 million people.
  • Russia had 150 Roman Catholic parishes.  The 19 million Muslims, the second largest communities in Russia. Holidays :  1,2,3,4,and 5 January - New Year holidays  7 January - Christmas, Russian Orthodox  23 February – Defender of Motherland Day  8 March – International Women's Day  1 May – Spring and Labor Day  9 May – Victory Day  12 Jane – Day of Russia  4 November – Day of the National Unity 
  •    http://www.newzealand.mid.ru/geograpghy. htm http://www.rusemb.org.uk/religion http://www.history.com
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