Monday, 25 September 2017
Russian Culture by Grace
There are about one hundred and twenty ethnic/cultural groups who speak more than one hundred languages. Russia is known for it thinkers and artists including Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky and ballet dancers such as Rudolf Nureyev. Russia’s flag is white, blue and red. As it is the world’s largest country it occupies one tenth of the land on earth and has shores on three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. The Russian landscape varies from desserts to frozen coastline. The capital of Russia is Moscow.
The population is 144,125,000. The area is 17,075,200 square kilometres.The major mountain ranges are Ural and Altay. The major rivers are Amur, Irtysh,Lena,Ob,Volga and Yenisey. Russians drive on the right hand side of the road which is the opposite to us.
Russians eat Salat Olivier (Russian salad) Bliny (Russian pancake) Cabbage Pirozhki or Piroghe for short, Pashka, Sbiten (Russian national winter beverages) Borscht(beet soup) Sharlotka (apple cake) Klyukva S Sakharom (frosted cranberries), Semechki (toasted sunflower seeds) Chai Po-Russki (tea Russian style).
The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates The New Year On January 1 And Christmas on January 7. In Russia there are nine million more women than men. There are over 500,000 alcohol related deaths in Russia each year.There’s a museum in Russia that hires cats to protect it’s artwork against rodents. A Russian woman in 1700 gave birth to 16 pairs of twins 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets in forty years with just the same husband thats 69 children altogether! Lake Karaychay is the most polluted lake in the world. It is a criminal offence to drive around the road in a dirty car in Russia. It is believed Russia has at least 15 secret cities with their names and location unknown. A third of all Russians believe the sun revolves around earth. The dialing code for Russia is 007.