Mattie Calhoun Period 6
St. Basils Cathedral
The Legend of the Cathedral states that the Tsar had the Architect blinded so he could never design anything prettier.
Caviar is a popular Russian treat, usually topped with whipped cream.
Red Square, Moscow
Red Sqaure is an iconic site in Moscow, Russia
Did you know that Russians eat soup at least once a day? Along with soup, bread is served with almost every meal. The average Russian consumes more rye bread than anyone else in the world! A typical Russian meal has three courses. First, there is a cold appetizer, like tomato and cucumber salad. Next comes the main course, which can include blini, or pancakes topped with butter, jam, or even caviar. Desert consists of spice cakes and candy served with coffee or sweet tea.
Russians play a lot of sports. A Russian favorite is soccer. You may also come across a pair playing chess, as it it the most popular board game. Kids start playing chess and soccer at a young age, so to prepare for later competition.
St. Basil's Cathedral is a popular site in Moscow, Russia. Popular legend states that the Tsar had the Architect blinded so he could never create anything prettier. Another popular site is Red Square, the cultural center of Russia. The square used to be the boundary between the merchants quarters, and the royal houses and buildings. You may also want to visit the beautiful Lake Baikal, in Siberia.
New Years Day is the most popular holiday in Russia. This is a grand holiday, where Grandfather Frost (we know him as Santa Clause) leave presents for the 'good little boys and girls'. This holiday is very similar to our Christmas.
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