Russia

By: Keegan Gann

Russia Facts

Abbreviation- RU

Capital- Moscow

Largest City- Moscow

Area- 6.602 million mi squared

Population- 143.5 million

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Russia's Symbols

Nickname- The Bear

Motto- No official motto

Song- State anthem of the Russian federation

Bird- Tundra swan

Flower- Camomile

Tree- Birch

National flag

The existing three-color Russian national flag was adopted by the Order of President Boris Yeltsin of December 11, 1993, replacing it's Soviet-time red predecessor. According to the Constitution, "The national flag of the Russian Federation consists of three equal horizontal stripes - white, blue and red."
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Location

The geography of Russia describes the geographic features of Russia, a country extending over much of northern Eurasia. Comprising much of eastern Europe and northern Asia, it is the world's largest country in total area.[1] Due to its size, Russia displays both monotony and diversity. As with its topography, its climates, vegetation, and soils span vast distances.[2] From north to south the East European Plain is clad sequentially in tundra, coniferous forest (taiga), mixed and broad leaf forests, grassland (steppe), and semi-desert (fringing the Caspian Sea) as the changes in vegetation reflect the changes in climate. Siberia supports a similar sequence but is predominantly taiga.
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History of Russia

Russia went through a hard time in the beginning and close to the end but they prevailed to become what they are today. They operated there country first with a series of tsars such as peter the great and Ivan the terrible,they operated like this for a very long time until they transformed into a communist country eventually towards the beginning of the 20th century, and after many wars, they became a democracy

Economics in Russia

Russia has a high-income mixed economy with state ownership in strategic areas of the economy. Market reforms in the 1990s privatized much of Russian industry and agriculture, with notable exceptions in the energy and defense-related sectors.

People/Culture

Russian culture has a rich history, strong traditions and influential arts, especially when it comes to literature, philosophy, classical music, ballet, architecture, painting, cinema and animation.

Places to visit

  • Hermitage museum
  • Moscow Kremlin
  • Saint Basil's Cathedral
  • Red Square
  • Peterhof Palace
  • Winter palace