Many sports are popular in Russia. They are: hockey, soccer, weightlifting, track and field, tennis, basketball, volleyball, boxing, figure-skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, judo and shooting. All these sports have their strong supporters. In our country much attention is paid to organised sports and this shouldn't overshadow the many sporting activities which are a part of daily Russian life.
Russia is the largest country in the world. It lies in the Eastern part of Europe and in the Northern part of Asia. Russia is washed by twelve seas and three oceans. The land of Russia varies a lot. Russia is located on two plains. They are: the Great Russian Plain and the West Siberian Plain. There are three main mountain chains in Russia. The Urals separates Europe from Asia. There are various
The Russian Federative Republic has been set, up by the Constitution of 1993. Under the Constitution Russia is a Presidential Republic. The federal government consists of three branches: the legislative, the executive and the judicial. Each of them is checked and balanced by the President.
For thousands of years people's mode of life was primitive. In a comparatively short period of time a gigantic leap has been made in science and technology. Much was done by people to reach the present state of human development.
Today Russia can be proud of the variety of newspapers circulating throughout the country. On the news stalls one can find newspapers of all kinds: national and local, official and private, quality and popular; newspapers issued for children, teenagers, people of different trends, for all kind of fans: sport-fans, car-fans, etc. The freedom of press has become real today. The Russian government
Moscow is the capital of Russia. It was first mentioned in the records dated back to the year 1147. At that time it was a small frontier post. The history of Moscow is connected with the history of Russia. In 1237 Moscow fell under the yoke of the Tatars. And it was Moscow Prince Dmitry Donskoy who led the Russian troops to a decisive victory over the invaders in the battle of Kulikovo field in 1380.
There are many places of interest in Moscow. The city is famous for its historical monuments, museums, art galleries and theatres. The Historical Museum, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Tretyakov State Picture Gallery are world famous. Moscow is proud of the Bolshoy, Maly and Art theatres. The Kremlin - the oldest historical and architectural centre - is the heart of Moscow. At first it was a
I There are dates and events in the life of our country that are memorable to every Russian citizen. The dates of this kind are: Victory Day, May Day, Constitution Day, the Women's Day, the Day of Sovereignty of the Russian Federation. These are national holidays, people do not work on these days. The most memorable date is the Victory Day which is celebrated on May 9 to commemorate the Victory of
Breakfast is the first meal of the day; brunch is a late breakfast with breakfast and lunch dishes; lunch is the noon meal, usually smaller than dinner and often eaten quickly; supper is a light evening meal; dinner is an evening or large noon meal. Many people always say either «dinner» or «supper» to mean their evening meal. Then there’s no difference between the two. Raw means not cooked at
The United States has rich and productive land that has provided Americans with plentiful resources for a healthy diet. Despite this, Americans did not begin to pay close attention to the variety and quality of the food they ate until the 20th century, when they became concerned about eating too much and becoming overweight. American food also grew more similar around the country as American malls