T a s k s Attentively read all the facts about each item of the plan ( one by one). If you dont understand any word or expression look up into a dictionary. While looking at a slide try to tell about the facts on it with your own words; make up sentences with all the expressions on each slide. Then return to the beginning and try to speak fluently about each item of the plan with the help of key words and pictures of every slide. At last try to speak about Russia as you like imagine that you are telling about your Motherland to a foreign tourist. GOOD LUCK!
Facts About Russia Official nameRussian Federation CapitalMoscow Official languageRussian Population143,000,000 people Rank among countries in population8th Major citiesMoscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod Area6,590,000 square miles 17,100,000 square kilometers Rank among countries in area1st Highest pointElbrus 18,510 feet/5,642 meters CurrencyRuble
Russia or Russian Federation, an independent country officially known as the Russian Federation (in Russian, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya). By far the worlds largest country, Russia is almost twice the size of the next largest country, Canada. Russia sprawls across eastern Europe and northern Asia.
People of Russia Population143,420,310 (2005 estimate) Population density8.4 persons per sq km 22 persons per sq mi (2005 estimate) Urban population distribution73 percent (2003 estimate) Rural population distribution27 percent (2003 estimate) Largest cities, with populationMoscow, 10,101,500 (2002) St. Petersburg, 4,669,400 (2002) Nizhniy Novgorod, 1,311,200 (2002) Official languageRussian Chief religious affiliationsOrthodox (Russian) Christian, 52 percent Muslim, 8 percent Atheist, 5 percent Life expectancy67.1 years (2005 estimate) Infant mortality rate15 deaths per 1,000 live births (2005 estimate) Literacy rate99.6 percent (2005 estimate)
Largest cities Moscow10,101,500 (2002) St. Petersburg4,669,400 (2002) Nizhniy Novgorod1,311,200 (2002) Omsk1,133,900 (2002) Ufa1,042,400 (2002) Moscow Nizhniy Novgorod St. Petersburg
MOSCOW Moscow (city, Russia) (Russian Moskva), capital and largest city of Russia, capital of Moscow Oblast, and the countrys leading political, cultural, economic, and transportation center. Moscow lies on the Moscow River in the west central European part of Russia. Great Kremlin Palace Arbat Street Moscow Metro Red Square, Moscow
Cultural Institutions State Hermitage Museum Russia has a long tradition of excellence in ballet.
Government of Russia Form of government Federal republic Head of state President Head of government Prime minister Legislature Bicameral legislature (Federal Assembly): Council of the Federation, 178 members State Duma, 450 members Voting qualifications Universal at age 18 Constitution 12 December 1993 Highest court Constitutional Court Acting Russian president Dmitry Medvedev
AD 862 According to early chronicles, Rurik, a Viking chieftain, assumed control of Slavic kingdoms that came to be known as "Land of the Rus." about 988 Grand Prince Vladimir I of Kiev converted to Christianity, and the new religion soon spread to other Russian principalities Mongol armies sacked Kiev and Russia became a part of the Mongol Empire called the Golden Horde Michael Romanov was elected czar, ending the Time of Troubles and beginning over 300 years of Romanov rule of Russia Peter I (later known as Peter the Great) assumed full power as czar and began transforming Russia into a world power Napoleon I of France invaded Russia and advanced as far as Moscow, but eventually was forced to retreat A popular revolution removed the czar from power Great Patriotic War Russia then became an independent nation. - The Russian Federation.HISTORY
Ryurik, Founder of Russia Ryurik, a semimythical Scandinavian chief, is credited with consolidating the Eastern Slav tribes around Novgorod into a single state in 862. From the Scandinavians, called Varangians or Rus, came the name Rossiya, or Russia, meaning the country of the Rus.. Peter the Great Peter the Great (Peter I) brought Western culture to Russia, built roads and canals, modernized the army and navy, and secured seaports for trade. By doing so, Peter realized his goal of turning Russia into a great world power. The Second World War caught up 61 countries and 80 percent of the Earths population. For people of the Soviet Union it was the Great Patriotic War ( ). They lost tens of millions of citizens defending freedom of their own country and liberating peoples of Europe from the Nazis invaders.