Russia

By: Kayla Joyner

Basic Facts

Capital: Moscow

Population: 146, 519, 759

Type of Government: Federal Republic

Economy

Currency: Russian Ruble

Major Industries: Mining, Military Machinery Manufacture, and Agriculture.

Natural Resources: Timber, Oil, and Coal.

Geography

Continent: Spans over both Europe and Asia.

Borders: Norway, Poland, Ukraine, China, and Mongolia (just to name a few).

Bodies of Water: The Black Sea, The Caspian Sea, The Bering Sea, and The Pacific Ocean.

Weather & Climate: Russia has warm to hot summers and very cold (almost freezing) winters.

Culture & Customs

Popular Foods: Blini, Kasha, Lymonnyk, and Dressed Herring.

Important Holidays: New Year's Day, January 1st and Russian Orthodox Christmas, January 7th.

Major Religions: Orthodox Christianity.

*Additional Fact: Russia contains a mix of people as well as religions.

Interesting Facts

  • Russia is the largest country in the world.
  • Is widely know for its thinkers and artists: Leo Tolstoy, Evgenia Antipova, etc.
  • There are about 120 ethnic groups that speak more than a hundred languages.
  • At least 80% of Russians can trace back their ancestry to the Slavs.

Language

  • Hello to Здравствуйте

  • Goodbye to Прощай

  • Yes to да

  • Thank you to спасибо

  • How are you? to Как дела?

  • Kayla Joyner to Кайла Джойнер