A KID´S LIFE IN RUSSIA
Zdravstvuite (hello)! Menia zovut
(my name is) Larisa.
I am a 10 year old girl.
I live in Moscow, Russia.
I speak Russian and English and
write in Russian Cyrillic.
Russia is a very big country, the
biggest country in the world.
Part of Russia is in Asia and part in
In the summer it is warm but in the
winter it's cold and it snows.
I live in an apartment like most people in Moscow.
The cities in Russia are very crowded.
The apartment buildings are very tall but our apartment is
I fold up my bed during the day and store my bed sheets.
At night, I make my whole bed. It's work!
We also share a kitchen and a toilet with two other families.
My favorite foods are blinies (thin pancakes served with
salmon and other fillings) with sour cream and piroshkises
(pastries filled with meat). They are so good!
I also like to eat borscht, which is soup made from beets.
Shchi (cabbage soup) and tea are also yummy.
Like most Russians, we eat our main meal at midday and
have a lighter meal in the evening.
The metro trains are a good way to get around Moscow
and they're also fun. Boats and cars are used too.
There are many bridges because of all the canals.
Some important places are St. Basil's Cathedral (it has
many onion-shaped domes), the Kremlin, which is a
government building, and the museum of the Fine Arts.
Fun places I like to visit in Moscow are the zoo, the
planetarium, the Gum department store, the museum, the
swimming pool, and the stadium. I wish that I could go
there every day.
Did you know that there are over 660 museums in Russia?
We love to visit them. My favorite place is the planetarium. I
like to see the stars.
I like to go sledding and skiing in the winter and swimming
and playing soccer in the summer.
Soccer is the most popular sport in Russia.
I use rubles and kopeks to buy things.
I hope you will come and visit Russia someday.