By James Sherwood
The Russian flag
Red stands for bravery, blue stands for honesty, and white stands for nobility. The stripes come as far back as Peter the Great.
Russia is in Asia with the Arctic to the north. Europe to the west and China, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan to the south of Russia. Russia has the four largest rivers in the world Lena, Ob, Volga, and the Yenisei. Russia is mostly plains and frozen tundra. Russia has the low Ural Mountains which divide it from Europe.
Russia is mostly Orthodox, but they do have some Catholic and Protestant people. If you are Catholic and Protestant you have to prove you have been in Russia for a long time to practice your religion , but if you are Jewish you don't have these restrictions.
The building at the top is the Winter Palace or the Hermitage Museum. It holds many great pieces of art from Michelangelo to Pablo Picasso. The building on the bottom is the Chechen Mosque. The Chechen Mosque is a Muslim temple in Russia.
Russia's Traditional Costumes
These are Balkar men wearing their shapka's and unshanka's. The shapka is a hat that covers the ears. A unshanka is a fur coat that they were in winter.
Russia's eats a lot of potatoes and bread. They have a dish called borsch which is a vegetable soup with beef and vegetables. Also they have a pelmeni soup with beef and dumplings.
Russia has a parade the 9th of Mat that celebrates victory over Germany in WW2. Maslenitsa is a holiday that is a weekend long. They burn a scare crow to celebrate the few days before Lent.