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  1. 2. Russia <ul><li>It is the biggest country in the entire world and it is twice the size of the united states. </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Asia and Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital is Moscow. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Russian Flag <ul><li>Red stands for love and courage. </li></ul><ul><li>White stands for nobility. </li></ul><ul><li>Blue stands for honesty. </li></ul><ul><li>Russians have only had their national anthem for 9 years. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Lakes and Rivers <ul><li>The 4 largest rivers in Russia are Lena, Ob, Volga, and Yenisei. </li></ul><ul><li>They are 4 of the largest rivers in the world as well. </li></ul><ul><li>The deepest fresh water lake in Russia is Baikal. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Land Environment <ul><li>The lower Ural mountains in Russia divide it from the Asian and the European regions. </li></ul><ul><li>Winters are as long as from November to march except in Siberia where the winters can be as long as nine months. </li></ul><ul><li>Urban apartments are not as big as regular homes but they are very good for a family of three or less. </li></ul><ul><li>You can find a lot of oil, natural gas, coal, diamonds and precious metals. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Holidays <ul><li>New Year’s day is the most popular in this country. </li></ul><ul><li>Except Christmas is on January 7 th instead of December 25 th . </li></ul><ul><li>Victory Day is on May 9 th that celebrates the end of world war 2! </li></ul>
  6. 7. Education <ul><li>Education is optional for students between ages 6-17. </li></ul><ul><li>Russia has 33 Cyrillic letters that sound similar to America’s alphabet. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the students in America are studying foreign languages like English, French, German, and Spanish. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Sports <ul><li>Russia has many sports but Hockey is the main sport or most popular. </li></ul><ul><li>You might know a very good NHL player in hockey, his name is Alex Ovechkin. </li></ul><ul><li>They can’t do many sports because of their long winters. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Disease <ul><li>Russia has very good well trained doctors but sometimes the doctors don’t have the tools to save the people who are sick or injured. </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer is the most popular disease in Russia, especially lung disease because there are a lot of smokers </li></ul><ul><li>Medical is free but not as good as America’s </li></ul>
  9. 10. Marriage <ul><li>People in Russia can only marry in a wedding palace. </li></ul><ul><li>In Russia the divorce rate is very high! </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t believe in that kind of commitment for that long. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Famous people <ul><li>In 1972-1725 peter the great was the emperor of Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>The national anthem in Russia was by Alexander Alexzandrov in 1944 and was adopted by the Russians in 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Kavalchuk a left winger from New Jersey Devils. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Transportation <ul><li>Russia has cars and they have grown a lot since the 1980’s. </li></ul><ul><li>People usually use public transportation but taxis are very expensive in Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t use bikes a lot because of their long winters. </li></ul>
  12. 13. Famous People <ul><li>In 1972-1725 peter the great was the emperor of Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>Alex Ovechkin was a famous hockey player. </li></ul><ul><li>Ivan The Terrible. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Food <ul><li>In Russia soup is the most common thing to eat there. </li></ul><ul><li>When the Russians are entertained they put more food on the table that shows them abundance or a lot of. </li></ul><ul><li>Not much to eat in Russia. </li></ul>
  14. 15. Fun Facts <ul><li>Russia is also 6,601,668 square miles! </li></ul><ul><li>The distance from Moscow to Washington D.C. in America it is approximately 4887.67miles away. </li></ul><ul><li>Every 11 years there are approximately 1000 babies are born. </li></ul><ul><li>Russia’s population is 140 million and is shrinking by 0.47 percent every year. </li></ul>