Russian Food <ul><li>If your traveling to Russia you should know that meals are rarely served with fresh fruit or vegetables. Meals mainly consist of these five foods; </li></ul><ul><li>Potato (boiled, fried, baked, potato chops, potato pancakes, potato soup, smashed potato) </li></ul><ul><li>Bread (bread, toast and bread-crumbs) </li></ul><ul><li>Eggs (boiled and fried) </li></ul><ul><li>Meat (pork and beef – chops and steaks) </li></ul><ul><li>Butter (usually added to meals or spread on bread ) </li></ul>
Russian Beverages <ul><li>Russians like authentic beverages, like vodka or mors (a berry drink). Also, coffee and tea (with sugar and lemon) are popular. </li></ul><ul><li>Kvas (The bread based sweet beverage. The most popular original beverage in Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>Medovuhu (The honey based sweet alcohol beverage) Kompot (Boiled water with fruits and sugar, served cold) </li></ul><ul><li>Prostokvasha (The milk based acid beverage, served cold) </li></ul><ul><li>Somogon (Home made vodka, with the strong smell) </li></ul><ul><li>Vodka (The most popular Russian brand) </li></ul><ul><li>Beer (Russian beer in general is a bit acid) </li></ul>
Tourist Attractions <ul><li>Russian State Library - The Russian state library was founded in 1862 as Moscow’s first public library. In the library there are over 42 million articles </li></ul><ul><li>Red Square – People believe the Red Square got its name from the red walls surrounding but its actually named after the Russian word “red” witch means beautiful. </li></ul><ul><li>Alexander Gardens – the Alexander Gardens was one of the first public parks in Moscow. It occupies the entire length of the western Kremlin wall in front of the Moscow Manage </li></ul>
Sports <ul><li>Russia is well know for their athletes. The national sport is Russia is soccer. Russia is also the birthplace of some current NHL superstars including Alexander Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk. Russia is also home to the worlds top paid female athlete (Maria Sharapova). Russia also hosted the 1980 summer Olympics which where held in Moscow! </li></ul>
Language Russia’s official language is Russian. There are also 27 other unofficial languages, here are a couple: Abaza (in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic) Adyghe (in the Republic of Adygea) Altay (in the Altai Republic) Avar (in the Republic of Dagestan) Bashkir (in the Republic of Bashkortostan) Buryat (in Agin-Buryat Okrug and the Buryat Republic) Chechen (in the Chechen Republic) Chukchi (in Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) Chuvash (in the Chuvash Republic)
Currency <ul><li>In Russia their currency is called Russian Ruble. These are some different currencies compared to Russian Ruble: </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian dollar: 27.4994 Russian Ruble </li></ul><ul><li>USA dollar: 33.453 Russian Ruble </li></ul><ul><li>Euro: 43.5699 Russian Ruble </li></ul><ul><li>British pound: 49.4647 Russian Ruble </li></ul>
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