Russian Federation: As Seen In Russia!

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Presentation about Russia for NCSU, USA. About the country, everyday life, history, holidays, Sochi Winter Olympics + BONUS recommendations

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Russian Federation: As Seen In Russia!

  1. 1. Russian Federation AS SEEN IN RUSSIA!
  2. 2. VIDEO: THIS IS RUSSIA http://bit.ly/ThisIsRussia 2
  3. 3. Jokes and Stereotypes 3 What do you know about Russia? http://bit.ly/RussiansAreScary http://bit.ly/TakeMeBackTo http://bit.ly/BeachHovercraft
  4. 4. Russian Federation 4
  5. 5. Russia: Flag and Coat of Arms 5
  6. 6. Zelenograd: Flag Tells You a Story 6
  7. 7. 7 Unofficial Symbols • Architecture: Moscow Kremlin, Saint Basil's Cathedral • Symbol: Mother Motherland statue (‘Mother Russia’ at the West) • Mascot: Matryoshka doll, Cheburashka, Bear Misha • Plant: Chamomile, Birch tree • Animal: Russian bear
  8. 8. 8 11,5 % (1/9) of the total land of the Earth It is bigger than former planet Pluto 85 federal subjects 9 time zones Currency: Rouble (1$=36RUB) 18 Neighbor countries
  9. 9. 9 USSR-Russia History
  10. 10. 10 Population 143,5 mln Moscow 11,5 mln (World’s Top-10)
  11. 11. Russia vs Japan 11
  12. 12. 12 Russia vs Bangladesh
  13. 13. 13 If Moscow was a country... …it would be bigger than 170 (out of 243) countries, e.g. Moscow 11,5 mln Greece 10,8 mln Israel 8,1 mln Denmark 5,6 mln Finland 5,4 mln Panama 3,4 mln
  14. 14. 14 Weather Coldest city (in the World) Verkhoyansk Warmest city (in Russia) Sochi -90°F 103°F
  15. 15. Alphabet: 33 letters 15
  16. 16. 16 Russian Cursive
  17. 17. Grammar 17 English Russian I LOVE YOU Я ЛЮБЛЮ ТЕБЯ LOVE YOU I ЛЮБЛЮ ТЕБЯ Я YOU I LOVE ТЕБЯ Я ЛЮБЛЮ LOVE I YOU ЛЮБЛЮ Я ТЕБЯ Sentence Word
  18. 18. Everyday life 18
  19. 19. Typical Russian Village 27% of people live in rural area 19
  20. 20. Dacha (Summer House) 20 Seasonal homes, are owned by the citizens, usually without regular waterelectricitygas supply, are not used for permanent residence, are visited during summer or weekends
  21. 21. 21 Typical Russian City Residential Area Saint-PetersburgMoscow One of the most famous Russian movies “The Irony of Fate” is about the guy who got drunk on New Year’s eve, accidently took the wrong flight and ended up in another city, but did not notice the difference
  22. 22. 22 Infrastructure Public transport, parking, playgrounds, schools, cinemas, shops, grocery stores, farmers markets, gyms – within walking distance
  23. 23. Flats, Apartments Carpet on the wall, wallpapers, curtains, chandelier, home slippers, separate bathroom, balcony, chute23
  24. 24. 24 Central Heating System
  25. 25. Transportation System 25 Mini busTram Bus Trolley Subway Train
  26. 26. Moscow Metro 26 • 12 lines, including circle line • 200 miles • 194 stations • 1,5 minute interval between trains during rush-hours
  27. 27. Moscow Subway 27 44 stations are objects of cultural heritage
  28. 28. Modern Moscow Metro Trains • Art • Literature, poetry • Historical events • Retro trains 28
  29. 29. VIDEO: CAR DASH CAMS http://bit.ly/TheDailyShowRU 29
  30. 30. Typical Lunch (and Snack) 30 • Bread (white, black) • Salad • Soup • Meat (pork, beef, chicken, fish) with a side (buckwheat, potatoes, pasta) • Compote (Fruit drink) • Chai (Tea) with sweets • Open sandwich with sausage and cheese
  31. 31. Food: Dairy Products • USA: Sour Cream, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese • Russia: Kefir, Riazhenka, Ayran, Kumys, Varenets, Prostokvasha + many types of Sour Cream, Yogurt, Cottage Cheese + variety of cheese 31
  32. 32. Food: Meat Products • Salo (salted pork fat) • Herrings, Caviar • Variety of Sausages • Pates 32
  33. 33. Food: Canned Products • Vegetables: Pickled tomatoes, Salted Cucumbers, Eggplant paste, Squash paste, Pickled mushrooms • Fish: Sprattuses, Sprats, Gobies, Sardines, Cod-liver, Caviar • Meat: Stew • Other: Boiled condensed milk 33
  34. 34. Food: Other Products • Sunflower Oil, Pasta, Buckwheat, Sourdough Rye Bread, Horseradish • Sweets (Cream Cakes, PryanikTula Gingerbread, Candies, Chocolate Candies, Pastila, Zefir, FondantFudge, Cookies, Waffles, Halva), Tea 34
  35. 35. Education differences 35 Russia USA Language Russian English Course choice None, According to the program Yes, Flexible Grading 2-5 (2-poor, 5-excellent) 0-100%; F-A (F-poor, A-excellent) Final exam 100% of final grade, More theory 30-40% of final grade, More practice Feedback None Yes
  36. 36. Sochi Winter Olympic Games 2014 36
  37. 37. Moscow Summer Olympic Games 1980 37
  38. 38. Krasnodarskij Kraj: Sochi 38 Cities located at the same latitude: Boston (USA), Toronto (Canada), Nice, Cannes (France), Monte Carlo (Monaco), Sapporo (Japan), Shenyang (China)
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  40. 40. Sochi pattern: The Olympic Patchwork Quilt 40 Official pattern was inspired by traditional folk craft from different parts of Russia
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  43. 43. Winter Olympics Torch Design 43
  44. 44. Torch Relay Map 44
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  55. 55. 55 … and much more!
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  57. 57. Biathlon 57 Biathlon Skiing + Shooting
  58. 58. Holidays and Customs 58
  59. 59. Holidays New Year Christmas Old New Year Defender of Fatherland Day International Women’s Day Victory Day Maslenitsa Easter 59 January 1st + long vacation Biggest holiday in Russia. Families come together for the night feast, Ded Moroz and Snegurochka (Father the Frost and his granddaughter) leave presents to children under the Christmas tree
  60. 60. Holidays 60 January 7th New Year Christmas Old New Year Defender of Fatherland Day International Women’s Day Victory Day Maslenitsa Easter Ortodox Christian Church celebrates Christmas on the Dec 25th of the older Julian calendar, which corresponds to Jan 7th in the modern Gregorian calendar
  61. 61. 61 Holidays January 13th New Year Christmas Old New Year Defender of Fatherland Day International Women’s Day Victory Day Maslenitsa Easter It is ‘New Year’ according to the old calendar or just another reason to celebrate and to finish leftovers from the Jan 1st feast
  62. 62. Holidays 62 February 23th New Year Christmas Old New Year Defender of Fatherland Day International Women’s Day Victory Day Maslenitsa Easter
  63. 63. Holidays 63 March 8th New Year Christmas Old New Year Defender of Fatherland Day International Women’s Day Victory Day Maslenitsa Easter
  64. 64. Holidays 64 May 9th New Year Christmas Old New Year Defender of Fatherland Day International Women’s Day Victory Day Maslenitsa Easter The day when World War II was over.
  65. 65. Holidays 65 Last week before Great Lent New Year Christmas Old New Year Defender of Fatherland Day International Women’s Day Victory Day Maslenitsa Easter Holiday of spring, everybody eat round blini (represents sun) and burn the doll (symbolizes winter that should go away)
  66. 66. Holidays 66 Varies: MarchApril New Year Christmas Old New Year Defender of Fatherland Day International Women’s Day Victory Day Maslenitsa Easter People cook Easter cake and color eggs, then take them to church to bless with holy water. No bunnies or chickens :)
  67. 67. Try it in USA! 67
  68. 68. Russian Grocery Stores Russian Table Online Store http://bit.ly/RuStore Tala Euro-Russian Market 5720 Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27616 A&S International Market 688 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary, NC 27511 (! is moving across the street soon !) 68
  69. 69. Recipes …Cabbage roll, Solyanka, Kotlety, Pirozhki, Syrniki… http://bit.ly/RuRecipes 69 Okroshka (cold soup) Borscht (hot soup) BliniBlinchiki Olivier salad Dressed herringFur coat
  70. 70. Movies & Cartoons, Music Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (documentary film): http://bit.ly/HappyPeopleEp1 (episode 1, spring) http://bit.ly/HappyPeopleEp2 (episode 2, summer) http://bit.ly/HappyPeopleEp3 (episode 3, autumn) http://bit.ly/HappyPeopleEp4 (episode 4, winter) Mosfilm (collection of Russian movies and cartoons with subtitles): http://bit.ly/Mosfilm (subtitles are added manually by pressing “CC” button) Ivan Kupala (Russian folk band) http://bit.ly/IvanKupala (listen to the music in youtube player) Modern Russian Music http://bit.ly/RuMusicMix (Russian music mix created by me) 70
  71. 71. Sightseeing and Travel Destinations • Cities: Moscow, Saint Petersburg • History and Culture: Golden Ring (old cities around Moscow) • Nature: Kamchatka, Baikal, Karelia, SochiGelendzhik 71
  72. 72. СПАСИБО! Thank you! http://about.me/elsh elsh@about.me
  73. 73. Random Facts • Answering “How are you?” honestly and fully • Not smiling at strangers • Calling all females “girl” • Dressing up to the store • Sitting down for a minute before heading up on a trip • Congratulating one another on getting out of a shower or sauna • Telling anecdotes as often as possible • Preparing way more food than is necessary for when friends come over • Making really long and complicated toasts • Sitting down at the table for a meal and staying there for hours • Constantly rewatching old Soviet cartoons and movies • Watching famous Cat circus and KVN student humor competition TV show 73

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