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  1. 1. Nathan W. Russian Power Point
  2. 2. Russian Cuisine <ul><li>Borsch, of course, is beet soup, and one of the most famous Russian traditional foods. </li></ul><ul><li>Pelmeni, a sort of little boiled pasties, is. It's a kind of snack (you can buy them in the shops, but it's nothing compared to home-made versions). </li></ul><ul><li>Pirozhki, these little pastries can be packed full of potatoes, meat, cabbage, or cheese. </li></ul><ul><li>Blini are also served rolled with a variety of fillings: jam, cheese, onions, or even chocolate syrup. </li></ul><ul><li>Morozhenoe, are Russians version of ice cream. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Russian Traditions <ul><li>The main tradition at Easter time is the painting of hard-boiled eggs. </li></ul><ul><li>A large meal is always prepared for Christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>When a new baby is born, it is tradition for the father to plant a tree, wishing the child to grow up strong and healthy just like the tree. </li></ul><ul><li>The birthday celebration is usually a lavish dinner with many dishes. It is a custom for the birthday person to provide the feast, and this includes paying for dinner if the celebration takes place in a restaurant. </li></ul><ul><li>At the wedding reception, the husband and wife take a big loaf of bread and bite it at the same time, without the use of their hands. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Russian Superstitions <ul><li>It is the belief that the way you celebrate the New Year indicates how your year will be, so Russians prepare lavish meals and celebrate in style. </li></ul><ul><li>After someone has left the house on a long journey, their room and/or their things should not be cleaned up until they have arrived. </li></ul><ul><li>On examination day, it is good luck to not make your bed, wear anything new, or cut your fingernails. </li></ul><ul><li>It is bad luck to use physical hand gestures to demonstrate something negative using oneself or someone else as the object. </li></ul><ul><li>Birds that land on a windowsill should be chased away. If they tap on the window, or fly into it (open or closed) it is considered a very bad omen (often of death). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Russian Sports <ul><li>Sports is one of the one of the most popular forms of recreation in the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the popular Russian Federation Sports are cycling, football, gymnastics, basketball, chess, hockey. </li></ul><ul><li>Football in Russian Federation is among the most popular sports of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Chess is a favorite pastime, and a sport that has been dominated by Russians in the post-war </li></ul><ul><li>At first in Russia, the living standard was extremely low people were not much interested in sports. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Famous Russians <ul><li>Mikhail Glinka, a composer who devoted his creations to the Russian folklore theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Valentin Serov and Mikhail Nesterov, Russian artists whose main theme was Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>Anna Akhmatova, a wonderful poetess of the “Silver Age” period. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter the Great - the person who created a Russian Empire and made it one of the most powerful countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Dmitri Mendeleev - famous chemist, who invented the world-famous periodic system of elements (in 1869). </li></ul>
  7. 7. In Conclusion… <ul><li>Russia has a very different culture than ours and it was interesting to learn about because we don’t have much of the Russian culture in the U.S. So it is very exciting and intriguing to learn about foods and the different customs of Russia. </li></ul>