How big are we? - Largest in the world: Total area 17,075,200 sq km It could contain: 5 Indias 14 South Africas 934 Fijis 10 hours of flight 9 time zones 1 week by train
Where are we? In Europe – 40% In Asia – 60%
We have 4 seasons: How about climate? ) 1.Winter (December, January, February) 3.Summer (June, July, August) 2.Spring (March, April, May) 2.Autumn (September, October, November) Global warming? Only in media
Which alcohol drink is most popular in Russia? Quiz 1: or
862 1237 1547 862 What was in the past? Kievan Rus’ Rurik
w 862 1237 1547 862 What was in the past? Mongol invasion Batu Khan
862 1237 1547 862 What was in the past? Ivan The Terrible
862 1237 1547 862 What was in the past? Peter I The Great
1861 1917 1926 1941 What was in the past? Peasant Emancipation Alexander II the Liberator
1861 1917 1926 1941 What was in the past? Vladimir Lenin & Russian Revolution
1861 1917 1926 1941 What was in the past? Josef Stalin
26 600 000 soviet people died 1861 1917 1926 1941 What was in the past? Second World War
1946 1961 1985 1991 What was in the past? The Cold War
1946 1961 1985 1991 What was in the past? Yuri Gagarin - first man in space
1946 1961 1985 1991 What was in the past? Michael Gorbachov & Perestroika
1946 1961 1985 1991 What was in the past? Boris Yeltzin - First President Of Russia
Who is the leader? Tandem: PM Vladimir Putin & President Dmitry Medvedev
How long does it take to cross Russia by the train from east to west? Quiz 2: About 1 week
Which Russians are famous?
Who are we? 80% of us - russians But also we are: Tatars (3,8%) Ukrainians (3%) buryats chuckchas jews And many others: Chuvash Belarusians Mordovians Germans Chechens Avars Armenian Bashkirs Altai Khakassia Yakuts Kabardins Adygea Circassians Chechens Ingush Avars Lezgins Ossetins Finnish Karelians Komis Saami , Mari Khanty Mansi Nenetses Evenks Chukchi Buryats Kalmyks
Average age = 38.7 Normal Russian family consists of 3-5 people Who are we? Average life expectancy = 65.5 years old 135 in the world Men = 42 % Women = 58% 2/3 lives in cities 1/3 in villages 48 Mexico 76.2 85 Mauritius 72.8 95 Armenia 72.0 117 Belarus 69.0 119 Fiji 68.8 126 Uzbekistan 67.2 135 Russia 65.5 139 India 64.7 140 Laos 64.4 148 Myanmar 62.1 151 Ghana 60.0 154 Gambia 59.4 168 Namibia 52.9 178 South Africa 49.3 183 DRC 46.5 188 Afghanistan 43.8 Russian cross Future Russians?
Who are we? Anyway, official language is Russian Almost official religion is Russian Orthodox Nevertheless , we have also: islam buddism hinduism Saint Petersburg Mosque Ivoginsky Datsan, Buryatia Omkar Shiva Dham Ashram, Omsk Region
How many people? 145 million Same as Bangladesh It is 1/8 of India’s population
Quiz 3: Who was the first President of Russian Federation? Boris Yeltzin Michael Gorbachev Yuri Gagarin
On the picture – flag & arms Hymn of Russian Federation is sounding A little bit about politic Type of our government - federation Political system - sovereign (managed) democracy Vladislav Surkov – main manager
Also we have a lot of radio stations , internet news portals and few federal news agencies . 90% - non-state About mass media We have 93 000 of them Television Most popular media since USSR Most controlled by government since Y2K About 27 000 daily & weekly newspapers Newspapers Komsomolskaya pravda has largest circulation - 735 000 (84 th in world) We have about 330 TV Channels Other media
In 2010 Reporters Without Borders ranked Russia 140th out of 175 in the Press Freedom Index
Any media freedom? Indeed! But mostly in internet 22 Namibia 27 Ghana 38 South Africa 65 Mauritius 101 Armenia 119 Nepal 122 India 125 Gambia 136 Mexico 140 Russia 147 Afghanistan 148 DRC 149 Fiji 154 Belarus 163 Uzbekhistan 168 Laos 174 Myanmar
Taboo topics in traditional press
Corruption in Kremlin
Private life of Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin’s wealth speculation
Special forces activities
Human rights violation in North Caucasus etc .
Bloggers can violate taboo now
Development in press? Depends on event On regular basis usually only in government press And only about plans and what’s already have been done
Which Russian mobile company works on Indian ITC market? Quiz 4:
Everything about money Special for Ghana: Our currency is Russian Rubl 1$ = 32.1 1 € = 43.4 1 = 1.53 RS
Everything about money GDP GDP per capita G ross D omestic P roduct $ 2.230 trillion $ 15,612 per capita 1 United States 14,526,550 4 India 4,057,787 6 Russia 2,230,954 11 Mexico 1,564,872 25 South Africa 525,806 60 Belarus 131,535 75 Uzbekistan 86,103 77 Myanmar 76,839 82 Ghana 64,584 98 Nepal 35,759 107 Afghanistan 27,443 115 DRC 23,186 125 Mauritius 18,185 129 Armenia 16,826 130 Laos 15,766 156 Fiji 3,988 1 Qatar 88,222 53 Russia 15,612 60 Mexico 14,406 62 Mauritius 14,194 63 Belarus 13,874 79 South Africa 10,518 100 Namibia 6,935 114 Armenia 5,100 120 Fiji 4,481 129 India 3,408 133 Uzbekistan 3,048 136 Ghana 2,725 140 Laos 2,449 148 Gambia, The 2,032 163 Burma 1,256 173 Afghanistan 909 183 DRC 329
Everything about money GNP per capita G ross N ational I ncome $ 1.404 trillion $ 19,190 per capita (at purchasing power parity) 1 Luxembourg 63,850 32 Russia 19,190 39 Mexico 15,010 44 Belarus 14,020 48 Mauritius 13,670 61 South Africa 10,280 79 Namibia 6,580 86 Armenia 5,450 98 Fiji 4,490 106 India 3,560 118 Laos 2,300 134 Ghana 1,600 138 Gambia 1,270 141 Nepal 1,200 160 DRC 310
Natural resources 22% of the world’s total forest cover - Oil - Gas - Ferrous & non-ferrous metals - Coal - Wood - etc. Russia is a leading producer and exporter of minerals, gold, and all major fuels. FL " On Continental Shelf Development “: some sections of important mineral resources are passed for development without any contests and auctions What do we have?
8th largest oil reserve in the world
17% of all the world’s natural gas in 2008 was Russian
22% of the world’s total forest cover
World’s second largest coal reserves
Russia is one of the world’s largest diamond producers
And many other resourses On the one hand it is good On the other hand not too well Our economy is too dependant on nature resources That’s why USSR was defeated in the Cold War
What do we do? services 59.1% Agriculture 4%, industry 36.8%
В России находится 10 % всех пахотных земель мираПо данным на начало 2010 года, Россия находится на 3-м месте в мире по экспорту зерновых (после США и Евросоюза) и на 4-м месте в мире по экспорту пшеницы (после США, Евросоюза и Канады). [6 What do we grow?
What do we grow?
What do we produce?
Precious stones and metals
Weapons and military machines
Pulp and paper
Road and agriculture machines
What about our industry?
Most of factories depend on ministry of defense orders
Most of factories still have only USSR technologies which are too old
It is more profitable to produce in India, China, Taiwan etc.
We haven’t enough foreign investments because of our corruption and politics
What is the main economical reason of the USSR collapse? Sharp falling down of oil prices. Quiz 5:
What do we serve ? The IT market is one of the most dynamic sectors of the Russian economy
Amount of active users: 219,5 million
Cellular penetration level: 167,3%
Gain: $24 billion
Problem: frequencies used by military
Россия, Украина, Казахстан, Армения, Грузия, Киргизия, Узбекистан, Таджикистан, Вьетнам, Камбоджа, Лаос, Алжир, Бангладеш, Пакистан, Бурунди, Зимбабве, Намибия, Центрально-Африканская Республика, Италия Белоруссия, Италия Канада Cellular companies in 20 countries belong to Russian mobile operators. ( India, Armenia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Laos, Namibia )
What do we serve ?
Internet penetration: 48%
Gain: $2,02 billion
Only 39% belongs to company controlled by government.
Now this company, Rostelecom, going to envelope every village by broadband ADSL connection next few years
A little bit more about Russian business
How do we move ?
Trains are the most popular intercity transport
The second largest network (after US) in the world with 85,200 km of track ( 43,100 km are electrified)
Longest in the world ( 9,259 km ) Attracts many foreign tourists. Trans-Siberian Railway
Other tourist attractions 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites But high prices and not very developed service
How about foreign relations? Russia is a member of:
Group of Eight ( G8 )
Permanent seat with veto power on the Security Council of the United Nations
Shanghai Cooperation Organization ( SCO )
Collective Security Treaty Organization ( CSTO )
Custom Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan
Commonwealth of Independent States ( CIS )
Union of Russia and Belarus
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ( OSCE )
North Atlantic Cooperation Council
NATO -Russia Council
Has an partnership and cooperation agreement with European Union
Main antagonists of Russian authorities :
World Trade Organisation membership
EU-Russia visa-free regime
Repair Russian dominance in the World
Main wishes of Russian authorities :
About international trading 429.4 247.7
Primary exports partners:
About international trading Primary imports:
Iron and steel
Primary imports partners :
Russia and India Military Relations
India is the second largest market for the Russian defense industry
In 2004 , more than 70% of the Indian Military's hardware came from Russia
? 1955 Russia and India T-90S Bhishma Akula-2 Mil Mi-17 MiG-29 MiG-35 INS Vikramaditya
Energy Sector Sakhalin-1 Project Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project
Economic Relations 30% of medicine in Russia was made in India Indo-Russian trade is about US$10 billion The India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation ( IRIGC ) India-Russia Forum on Trade and Investment
2003 Days of Russian Culture
2005 Days of Indian Culture in Russia
2008 Year of Russia in India
2009 Year of India in Russia
Russia in the list of developing countries with high human development Human Development Index But most of people in Russia consider country as developed 58 Mexico 63 Belarus 67 Russia 74 Mauritius
Women in decision-making But only 10% of Russian parliamentarians are women Valentina Matvienko Elvira Nabiullina Tatiana Golikova Natalia Komarova
Poverty : 10.2%
Poverty line (living wage): $ 190 per month
Homeless: from 1,5 to 4,2 million people (to 3% of population)
Unemployment rate: 6,5%
How about poverty?
Definition : age 15 and over can read and write
Total literacy : 99.4% (2002)
Russian educational system still:
predominantly provided by the state
97% of children receive 9-year or 11-year education
More than half of the adult population has attained a tertiary education
Russia has more academic graduates than any other country in Europe
The most popular professions: law, economics and management, finance and credit, and advertising .
Russia has 658 state-owned and 450 private civilian university-level institutions
Government wants to reduce this amount merging institutions to federal universities
Russia has more physicians, hospitals, and health care workers than almost any other country in the world on a per capita basis.
How about health system?
Russia has a system of obligatory medical insurance .
For better quality of medical aid it is necessary to implement non obligatory medical insurance
Indicator Year Value Hospital beds per 100000 2006 966 Physicians per 100000 2006 431 Total health expenditure as % of gross domestic product (GDP), WHO estimates 2008 5
Common causes of death 57% 14%
How about HIV?
The HIV epidemic in Russia continues to grow , but at a slower pace than in the late 1990s.
Russia has 940,000 people (less, than 1%) living with HIV
Country has a Federal AIDS Program for 2007 - 2011
Famous Russian writers Vladimir Nabokov Feodor Dostoevsky Anton Chehov Leo Toltoy
Famous Russian composers Alexander Borodin Dmitry Shostakovich Peter Tchaikovsky Igor Stravinsky
` Famous Russian painters Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin El Lisitzky Nicholas Roerich Boris Kustodiev Kazimir Malevich
Awarded Russian Movies
Traditional Russian house Izba
Russian Banya (sauna) t of air = 50-70 C
How about sport?
Ethnic Russian clothes
Favorite Russian dishes: pancakes with honey, sour cream or fish roe, borsch (beetroot and cabbage soup), pelmeni (forcemeat in dough), Russian food Pelmeni Bliny (pancake) Borsch Buckwheat kasha Kvass