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  • 2. WHERE RUSSIA IS LOCATED  Russia is located on the continents Asia and Europe. It’s neighboring countries are the following: Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Ar menia, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, F inland, Japan.
  • 3. Facts About Russia The capital of Russia is Moscow.  The population of Russia is 149,476,000.  The money used is the ruble.  The language spoken is Russian.   Russia has many natural resources such as major deposits of timber, petroleum, natural gas, coal, ores, and other mineral resources.
  • 4. Important cities in Russia.  Moscow
  • 5.  St. Petersburg
  • 6.  Irkutsk, in Siberia
  • 7.  Pushkin- Catherine’s Palace Famous Palaces Peterhof
  • 8. Russia is famous for…       The Brown Bear Russian Teacakes Baba Yaga Russian Nesting Dolls Ballet Ukrainian pysanky
  • 9. Geography of Russia. The majority of Russia is made up of huge plains that are mostly grassland (Steppe) to the south and heavy forest to the north, with a tundra along the coast  Russia possesses 10% of the world’s land that can be used for agriculture Russia has one of the worlds largest surface water resources Russia is home to Lake Baikal, the worlds oldest freshwater lake  Russia is in 2cd (1st being Brazil) in volume of total renewable water resources  Russia has 100,000 rivers
  • 10. Native Russian plants  Some native plants are Rhizomatous Perennial, Crocus and Arnica Montana and the national flower Chamomile. chamomile
  • 11. Native Russian animals  Native Russian animals are Baikal seal, Black capped marmot, Amur leopard, Siberian hamster and Amur brown lemming. Siberian hamster
  • 12. People of Russia 79.8% of the population consists of ethnic Russians 160 other groups and indigenous people live in Russia The Russian population is declining The population peaked in 1991, with 148,689,000 people The decrease in population is due to high death rate and low birth rate
  • 13. People of Russia Cont. Russia’s traditional religions are Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism Russia’s primary religion is Russian Orthodoxy Russia has around 100 different languages Approximately 142.6 million people speak Russian
  • 14. Russian Culture Woodcraft buildings were the start of Russian architecture Icon paintings and vibrant mural paintings on walls or ceilings were the focus of early Russian paintings In 1757 The Russian Academy of Arts was created The purpose was to give artist an international role and status. In the 19th century realism dominated Russian Literature is thought of as some of the most influential and developed in the world
  • 15. Russian Culture The state symbols of Russia are the Byzantine double-headed eagle, combined with St.George Of Moscow in the Russian coat of arms Russia has 7 public holidays Russian New Year which resembles Western Christmas (Most popular holiday) Rozhdestvo Paskha (Easter) Troitsa (Trinity) Kurban Bayram Uraza Bayram The second most popular holiday is victory day, Which commemorates the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II
  • 16. History of Russia Some of the first modern bones were found on the Don River banks in Konstenki The bones were 35,000 years old In prehistoric time, parts of Southern Russia was home to nomadic transhumance also know as nomadic pastoralists  The Kingdom of the Cimmerian Bosporus, which was an ancient state located in eastern Crimea and the Taman Peninsula, was overwhelmed with nomadic invasions, led by tribes such as Huns and Turkic Avars The wooded areas of Pinsk Marshes was thought to be the home of the ancestors of modern Russians and Slavic tribes The Pinsk Marshes also know as the Pripyat Marshes take up most of the southern part of Belarus and the northwest of Ukraine  They cover about 38,000 square miles surrounding the Pripyat river on both sides
  • 17. History of Russia After the Russian revolution, which was a political revolution, a civil was broke out The treaty of Brest-Litovsk ended the hostilities with Central powers in World War I By signing the treaty, Russia lost Ukrainian, Polish, Baltic, and Finnish territories A lot of damage had been done by the end of the Russian civil war The Russian economy and infrastructure were extremely damaged The famine of 1921, which happened during the same period, claimed 5 million victims The Soviet Union was formed on December 30th 1922 The Soviet union was formed by the Russian SFSR and 3 other soviet unions The SFSR was the largest out of the 15 republics that made up the Soviet Union For 69 years the SFSR dominated the Soviet Union Though incorrect the USSR was often referred to as Russia and its people being Russians
  • 18. Russian economy  Russia's money is the ruble. It’s economy is built up mostly by oil and mining industries, but also by coal, gas and chemical production.
  • 19.  Russia's mountains are a perfect place to ski or snow board during the winter, but during the summer it’s a ideal place to take long walks. The cities are all full with many shops and museums.
  • 20. End Thank’s Work realized by: Priscilla Avila