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    Russian language

    The Russian Federation is a country belonging to Europe and Asia, whose capital is Moscow. It has a population of 147 million inhabitants (9th) and an area of ​​17,098,246 km 2 (the largest country in the world). Its development index is very high (49th) and its official currency is the ruble. But what language is spoken in Russia? What language do they speak in Russia? Russia has one official language, Russian. However, each Russian republic has the right to decide its own official languages, along with Russian: Idiom Number of speakers in Russia Republic Abaza 37,800 Karachay-Cherkessia I added 117,500…

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    Russian typical food

    Geographic setting and environment Russia is the largest country in Europe, with 17 million square kilometers. It is 1.8 times the size of the United States. The Russian land stretches to the Arctic Ocean in the north. Russia shares borders with China and Mongolia to the south, and Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania, and Finland to the west. About three-quarters of the land is arable (capable of being cultivated), although farm output declined during the 1980s and 1990s. After the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) seceded in 1991, the Russian government started a program to encourage small farmers. In the…

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    Flora and fauna of Russia

    Flora of Russia Russia has various soil and vegetation zones, each with its characteristic flora and fauna. The northernmost is the so-called arctic desert zone, which includes most of the islands of the Arctic Ocean and the coast of the Taymyr Peninsula. These areas are characterized by the almost total absence of vegetation cover; only mosses and lichens are found. The tundra, which stretches across the northern tip of Asia, is divided into arctic, mossy lichen, and shrubby tundra subzones. Only dwarf birches, willows, lichens and mosses grow in the thin layer of acidic soil. To the south of the…

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    History of Russia

    Brief history of Russia summarized Land of tsars and vodka, we delve into the exciting history of Russia. Russia in the Middle Ages At the beginning of the 9th century, Russia was inhabited by Slavic tribes. In the late 9th century the Vikings forged them into a nation centered on kyiv (the Vikings first captured Novgorod in 862 and kyiv in 882). The new nation was called Rus, and over time its Viking rulers adopted native customs and language. They were assimilated into Russian society. Kievan Rus’ was a powerful nation and traded with the Byzantine Empire. The Russians exported…

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    Russian music

    Russian music denotes music produced from Russia and/or by Russians. Russia is a large and culturally diverse country, with many ethnic groups, each with their own locally developed music. Russian music also includes significant contributions from ethnic minorities, who populated the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and modern Russia. Russian music has had a long history, beginning with the ritual folk songs and sacred music of the Russian Orthodox Church. The 19th century saw the rise of acclaimed Russian classical music and, in the 20th century, the great contributions of various composers such as Igor Stravinsky and Soviet composers, while…

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  • Traditions and customs of Russia

    What traditions and customs are there in Russia? From the largest country in the world, the customs and traditions of Russia. Gastronomy Food in daily life The most common food is bread. Potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and beets are the standard vegetables; potatoes are a staple food. Onions and garlic are used extensively, especially in soups, stews, and salads. Russians love meat. Hunger means no bread, while poverty means no hard kolbasa sausage. Sausages, pork, beef, lamb, chicken, and dried or salted fish are widely available and relatively inexpensive. Only a few can afford to buy such delicacies as beef, duck,…

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  • History of Moscow

    Brief history of Moscow summarized It was not always the capital of Russia. Here we will see a brushstroke to the history of Moscow. The early days of Moscow The great city of Moscow was first mentioned in writing in 1147. In 1156 wooden walls were built around the Kremlin. However, this did not stop the Mongols in 1237, when they burned Moscow. But they recovered from the disaster, Moscow was rebuilt and became more prosperous and important. Unfortunately, history repeated itself when the Mongols returned in 1382 and burned Moscow again. The city recovered quite quickly and in the…

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  • History of Saint Petersburg

    Brief history of St. Petersburg summarized With just 3 centuries of life, here is the brief history of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg Foundation Saint Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. The city’s beginnings were humble: just the Peter and Paul Fortress, designed by the Swiss-Italian architect Domenico Trezzini, on the marshy land of the island of Zayachy (Hare), near the mouth of the Neva River. The Tsar himself helped build the fortress. As any Russian textbook wants you to know, Peter the Great wanted to “open a window to Europe“, which meant not only a port and…

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