Russia is one of the largest countries in the world.The biggest city of Russia is its capital Moscow, with the population of about 10 million people.
The second biggest city is Saint-Petersburg – the former capital of the country.
The land of Russia varies very much from forests to deserts, from high mountains to deep valleys.
The longest rivers are the Volga in Europe and the Ob, the Yenisei and the Lena in Asia.
The largest lakes are Ladoga and Baikal. Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and its water is the purest on earth.
The main mountain are the Urals, the Caucasus and the Altai.
There are a lot of great rivers and deep lakes on its territory. Also there are many animals in Russia.
The Russian Federation is rich in natural and mineral resources. It has deposits of oil, gas, iron, gold, silver and many others.
The European part of the country is densely peopled, and most population live in cities. The current population of Russia is more than 145 million people.
Russia is a multinational country. It is home to about 180 nationalities.
The languages of all peoples are equal, but the language of interethnic communication in the Russian Federation is Russian language.
The national characteristics is of practical importance.The national policy of the state at the present stage is aimed at improving the socio-economic status of the population, the equalization of living standards in different regions, creating the necessary conditions for the reproduction of the population, comprehensive development of the national economy and culture of all peoples of Russia.
Russia is a country with a great art history. It has produced many world-famous writers such as Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Ivan Turgenev. Many famous composers were born in Russia: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin, Dmitri Shostakovich and Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Also Russia gave many outstanding scientists to the world – Mikhail Lomonosov, Dmitry Mendeleev, Andrei Sakharov and many others were born in Russia.
The symbol of Russia is the bear,a doll,a samovar,birch,balalaika.
Each region of Russia has its own culinary specialties,which are not similar to each other. Russian cuisine is characterized by stewing,boiling and stewing.In addition Housewives know how to make sour and salting, pickling, drying and soak vegetables and fruits.Traditional Russian dishes-soup,soup,porridge,dumplings,cakes,rye bread and jelly.
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