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Meals• In Russia gastronomy there is abundance of fish,poultry,deer,wild mushrooms,berries and honey.• Abundant flakes of rye,wheat,barley and millet,all employees in variety breads,pancakes,kvass,beer and the famous vodka.• And finally,are very famous the different forms to do the soups and stews with differents aromas and flavors all of this soups is made of meats and fishes.
Costums• if youre invited to a Russian home, it is normal and is "good education" to bring a present. The most comun and normal is a bouquet of flowers for the lady. For any other occasion, you can take a cake (tort in Russian), a box of chocolates, etc.• When you are entering in a house,you must take off your shoes and you must to put other shoes that they will give to you.If you don´t put this shoes they says you that you can´t enter at home,this costum is for have a floor without dirt of the street.• In Russia,sometimes,people,invited you at home to have a tea,or a meal,always accompanied of cakes,sweets,pies,pastries and chocolates.Tea is the most popular drink in Russia and in general people,drink this a lot of times in a day.
History• The history of Russia begins with the arrival of the Eastern Slavs, the ethnic group that subsequently derive the Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians:• The first oriental slave state was the Rus (or principality) of Kiev to adopt Christianity for the important influence of the Byzantine Empire in 1988, thus beginning the fusion of cultures that characterize Byzantine slave and Russia over the next seven centuries.• After the thirteenth century, Muscovy gradually came to dominate the former cultural center. At the eighteenth century, the principality of Moscow had grown into the vast Russian Empire, stretching from Poland to the Pacific Ocean. The westward expansion fueled the Russian consciousness lagging behind European countries and ended the isolation of the first times• The military defeat in World War food shortages paved the way for the Russian Revolution of 1917, which put in power the Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin.• The History of the Russian Federation itself is short, dating its birth to the dissolution of the Soviet Union in late 1991.But Russia has existed as a state for over a thousand years, and for much of the twentieth century the core of the USSR, which Russia is a successor to legitimate and legal in the international arena.
Traditional festivals• The most important festival in Russia is the end of the year (1 of january).• Another important festival is the March 8 (International Day of Women). This day all men give flowers and other gifts mujerse all around them.• A little earlier (23 February) is celebrated "Day of Defender of the Fatherland", when women compliment and give gifts to men.• The Orthodox Christmas is 6/7 January. Catholic Christmas (25.12). not held, is a business day and any New Years Eve festivities start at 31.12.• Other state festivals are: May 1: Spring Festival and Labor, May 9: Victory Day, June 12: Russia Day, Nov. 4: Day of Peoples Unit.• The birthday of a person is also a major holiday in Russia, celebrated at home and at work, with a festive meal and gifts. Valentines Day (14 February, "the day of love") is enough, especially among young people in the same way as in other countries.
Flag• A popular legend traces the origin of the flag of Russia on a visit to Tsar Peter the Great to the Netherlands.• The three colors come from the shield of the Duchy of Moscow, in which St. George appears in white armor, riding a white horse, wearing a cape and a blue shield on a red background. Although according to another version, these colors would be to the robes of the Virgin Mary, protectress of Russia.• This flag, which was used as naval taught since the seventeenth century, was taken to the merchant marine in 1705. And the May 7, 1883 was authorized their use on land, officially became the national flag of Russia.
Monuments• Park tsaritsyno (Moscú)• Petergof (Petergof)• Fortress of St. Peter and Paul (Saint Petersburgo)• Palace square (Saint Petersburgo)• Mary of saint Petersburgo (Saint Petersburgo)• Casa Singer (Saint Petersburgo)• Monastery Novospasski (Moscú)• City of Moscow (Moscow)• Arc of Triomphe (Moscow)• Academy of sciences (Moscow)• The white house (Moscow)• Palace of tauride (Saint Petersburgo)• Statue of Peter the Great (Moscow)• Alejandro´s column (Saint Petersburgo)• Cruiser Aurora (Saint Petersburgo)• The golden domes (Moscow)