Red Square in Moscow is considerded the center of Moscow and all of Russia because all major roads start here.
Blue means faith, loyalty, constancy White means peace,innocence, perfection Red means energy, power and blood, which was given to Motherland The Russian flag has no offical meaning but most people believe that:
<ul><li>Dmitry Medvedev was elected 2008 as the third president of Russia. He is Indepent for United Russia. </li></ul>
Borshch is beet soup and one of the most famous Russian traditional foods. Pelmeni are pastry dumplings filled typically with meatballs. They can be served alone, slathered in butter and topped with sour cream, or in a soup broth. Blini are like pancakes or crepes, also served rolled with a variety of fillings: jam, cheese, onions, or even chocolate syrup. Most Common Russian Foods
Russian Animals Chestnut-red, white, or black geese are common. The brown bear is the symbol of Russia. The large grey wolf lives easily in Russia’s climate. The Siberian Tiger, the largest tiger in the world. The Baikal Seal is the smallest of the seals. It also has the longest life-spand.
The Bolshevik Revolution in 1917- leading to the end of Tsarist autocracy and the start of the Soviet Union(and a communist government) St. Petersburg, Russia
Vostok Station in Russia holds the world record for the coldest temperature ever recorded at a amazing -91 Celsius . That is colder than dry ice.
Russian Religions <ul><li>In Russia, 63 percent of a 142,008,838 people are Russian Orthodox. 16 percent are non-Religious, 12 percent are Agnostic, 6 percent are Islamic, 1 percent are Buddhists, 1 percent are Roman Catholics, 1 percent are Protestants, and 1 percent are Jewish. </li></ul>
Traditional Russian Formal Clothing Russian Women Folk Dress Modern Russian Clothing Russian Hat: usually made from mink fur Russian Clothing Styles
Joseph Stalin S talin became the new communist leader for Russia in 1924. His first plan was for rapid industrialization but this lead to a wide-spread famine. Starting in the late 1930’s Stalin started the “Great Terror”, or ridding the Communist Party of those believed to have a plan of sabotage(and many ethinic minorities). This ended with millions of people deported, imprisoned in labor camps, and executed. In 1939, Stalin signed a non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany. It followed with Russia invading many countries. Germany violated the pact in 1941 which lead the Soviets to join the Allies. As Russia took back countries from Germany, Stalin installed Communist governments in the countries as the United States installed Democratic governments. This caused tension between the two countries and was the reason behind the Cold War.
Facts About Lake Baikal <ul><li>It is the world’s most volumious fresh water lake. </li></ul><ul><li>It contains about 20 percent of the world’s fresh water </li></ul><ul><li>It is also known as “The Pearl Of Siberia”. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the deepest, at 1,642 meters, lake in the world and amoung the clearest. </li></ul><ul><li>At more than 25 million years old it is the oldest lake in the world. </li></ul>
Sports Played In Russia <ul><li>Football </li></ul><ul><li>Ice Hockey </li></ul><ul><li>Basketball </li></ul><ul><li>Team handball </li></ul><ul><li>Weightlifting </li></ul><ul><li>Gymnastics </li></ul><ul><li>Boximg </li></ul><ul><li>Wrestling </li></ul><ul><li>Martial Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Volleyball </li></ul><ul><li>Rugby Union </li></ul><ul><li>Skiing </li></ul>
Education In Russia Children in Russia have a good educational system. “The 9th form” lasts till the child is 15. All together, that is 11 years of school. If the child wishes to continue schooling, they go on to “the 11th form” for a extra 2 years. After finishing this, the student can go even higher with a extra 5 years in a universitiy.
In Russia, though it is the largest country, it’s population is not very large. There are only 142,008,838 people in Russia. The majority of the people live on the left half of the country because much of Russia is not liveable.