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  1. 1. Storytelling and Cultures July 11, 2009 Russia
  2. 4. Russian Flag Meaning: It is said by some people that the design of the Russian flag is based on the flag of the Netherlands. The Russian flag has also inspired the flags of many Slavic nations of Europe, and the colors are often referred to as the pan-Slavic colors. They have come to represent Slavic independence and unity. There is no official meaning of to the Russian flag but some Russians believe the following: In Russia the white symbolizes generosity and frankness; blue stands for loyalty, honesty and wisdom; red means courage, magnanimity and love. Many people also believe red represents Russian people, blue represents the Ukrainians, and white represents the Belo Russians.  
  3. 5. Coat of arms to know more  go to -
  4. 6. The White House, the seat of the Russian Government
  5. 7. Entrance to the Kremlin - Senate, part of the Moscow Kremlin and the working residence of the Russian president
  6. 8. Russia is officially know both as Russian and the russian Federation. It is a country in northern Eurasia (Europe and Asia together). It is a semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. Russia shares land borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan, the Republic of Korea, Sweden, Turkey, and the United States.
  7. 9. Russia is by far the largest cocuntry in the world covering more then an 8th of the Earth's land area with 142 million people, it is the 9th largest by population. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe s panning 11 time zones, and incorporating a wide range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world's largest reserves of mineral and energy resources, and is considered an energy superpower. It has the wrold's largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world's unfrozen fresh water. The country contain 23 World Heritage sites ansd 40 UNESCO Biosphere reserves.
  8. 11. Russian pine and fur tree forests can be seen everywhere throughout the vast territories.
  9. 12. same forest in the winter
  10. 13. There are different types of landscapes on the Russian vast territory
  11. 14. This sort of a landscape can be found in some areas as well
  12. 15. Russia is washed by lots of seas and some oceans.
  13. 16. there are some warm places at the seaside too
  14. 17. Russia is well-known for birches. Birch is considered to be the symbol of Russia. There are lots of lyrical songs about birches, Russia, peoples’ feelings.
  15. 18. A young girl is also often associated with a birch tree, a tree is often compared with a girl too. We have different pet names for birches used in songs, poems, etc.
  16. 19. Languages
  17. 20. Religion Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism are Russia's traditional religions Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, reconstructed from 1990-2000
  18. 21. Russia has a free education system guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution У 551 and has a literacy rate of 99.4%. Entry to higher education is highly competitive. The Russian Constitution grants a universal right to higher education free of charge through competitive entry. The Government allocates funding to pay the tuition fees within an established quota, or number of students for each state institution. This is considered crucial because it provides access to higher education to all skilled students. In addition, students are paid a small stipend and provided with free housing. Education Moscow State University
  19. 22. Health care State Minister of Health is visiting a local hospital She is donating blood to sick people
  20. 23. sport science next time
  21. 24. Music Yury Bashmet Mstislav Rastropovic Dmitry Khvorostivsky Lubov Kazarnovskaya
  22. 26. my younger son at his graduation party
  23. 27. favourite past time, entertainment for friends, family
  24. 28. at 'Grushinsky' Festival near Samara - amateur bards, poets, musicians, singers
  25. 29. a 'teenage bard' - my elder son playing for friends, family
  26. 30. Russian ballet the Kirov Ballet company (now known as the Mariinsky Ballet) and the Bolshoy company are two world-renowned Russian ballet companies that tour the world.
  27. 31. Matilde Kshesinskaya
  28. 32. Anna Pavlova
  29. 33. 'The Dying Swan' her masterpiece
  30. 34. Sergey Diagilev, the founder of   'Ballets Russes ' Vaclav Nizhinsky the scene from 'The Firebird'
  31. 35. Mikhail Baryshnikov Rudolf Nuriev
  32. 36. George Balanchin
  33. 37. Uliana Lopat kina Diana Vish neva Maya Plisetzkaya the Financial Times: "She was, and still is, a star, bal let's monstre sacre, the final statement about theatrical glamour, a flaring, flamin g beacon in a world of dimly twinkling talents, a beauty in the world of prettiness."
  34. 38. Ekaterina Maksimova and Vladimir Vasilyev the starry duet the Bolshoy Theatre soloists
  35. 39. My school - two waltzes at the graduation party concert
  36. 40. Literature Leo Tolstoy Anton Chekhov Fedor  Dostoevsky Aleksander Pushkin
  37. 41. Fine Art
  38. 46. Cinema SergeyEizenshtein
  39. 48. Theatre
  40. 50. theatre festival at my school this year
  41. 51. Moscow
  42. 52. places of interest
  43. 53. Moscow subway
  44. 54. Moscow parks
  45. 55. Obninsk my home town 'the City of Science"
  46. 56. Obninsk bird's view an old corner
  47. 57. winter slalom 'Wulruses' club members
  48. 58. once upon a time the city fountain ' street racing' the Protva river
  49. 59. Obninsk Blue G rass band
  50. 60. the younger generation
  51. 61. my students