Lake Baikal contains over 20% of all the surface freshwater on Earth. It is the deepest lake in the world, at 5,300ft deep. The nerpa, or Lake Baikal seal—the world's only freshwater seal
The Motherland Calls stands 279 feet tall and is located in Volgagrad. It was built in 1967 and commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II. The statue is currently leaning due to groundwater level changes causing movement of the foundations; the leaning is rapidly getting worse.  The statue is not fixed to its foundations and is held in place only by its weight. It has moved by 20 centimetres and is not expected to be able to move much farther without collapsing. While local authorities deny that the statue is in danger, conservation and restoration works started in 2010
RUSSIAPanoramaSlide 1: Famousbuilding in Russiais St. Basil’sCathedral and theKremlin where thepresident lives.
Slide 2: Russia is the largest country in the world. Itscapital is Moscow
Ural MountainsUral MountainsSlide 3: It is located on two continents, Europe & Asia. TheUral Mountains separate the two regions.
SiberiaSiberiaSlide 4: Siberia is located in theeastern part of Russia and isknown for its cold weather.
Snow Leopards-300 in the wildSnow Leopards-300 in the wildSlide 5-6: Animals inSiberia include theSiberian Tiger andsnow leopard
Trans Siberian RailroadTrans Siberian RailroadSlide 7: The Trans-Siberian Railroad stretches across thecountry.
Lake BaikalLake BaikalSlide 8: Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world
RomanovsRomanovsSlide 9-10: The name forking in Russia was czar, in1917 the royal family waskilled and Russia became acommunist country knownas the Soviet Union orUSSR
RasputinRasputin A Russian nobleman and severalselect conspirators held a lastsupper for Rasputin in which theyplied him with cakes and wine lacedwith cyanide. When Rasputinrefused to die, they nervouslyoverplayed their hand and shot himwith a revolver, then knifed him,kicked him, clubbed him and,finally, stuffed him through a hole inthe ice of the frozen River Neva.Rasputin still refused to die!Aronson writes, "But, incredibly,Rasputin was not yet dead. Whenhis corpse was brought up threedays later, it was discovered that hehad still had enough strength to freeone of his roped hands and that hehad actually died from drowning(221)."
Vladimir LeninVladimir LeninSlide 11: VladimirLenin was its leader.
Cold WarCold WarSlide 12: The USSR and US were on the verge of war from1945-1990. This period is known as the Cold War, becausethere was no direct fighting.