We do not use articles with continents (Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica) With geographical areas (Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Central America, Siberia) But: (the Far East, the Middle East, the North Pole, the South Pole, the Arctic, the Antarctic)
We do not use articles With the names of countries (Russia, Great Britain, Germany, France, Holland, Denmark, Spain, Israel, Egypt, Iran, India, China, Japan) Exceptions: the Netherlands, the Ukraine, the Sudan, the Vatican City, the Philippines. We use the if the name of countries which include words: state, republic, kingdom. The Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States of America
We do not use articles With the names of cities, towns and villages: (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Washington, New York, Philadelphia) Exceptions: the Hague, the city of Moscow, the City of Rome, the town of Khanty-Mansiysk, the Village of Cross Keys.
We do not use articles With the names of streets, avenues, highways (автострады), squares: Tverskaya Street, Main Street, Wall Street, Tzvetnoy Boulevard, Sixth Avenue, Red Square But: the Mall
We do not use the With the names of languages when they are NOT followed by the word language: English The English language
We use the With nationality (the English=the people of England, the French=the people of France, the Russians=the people of Russia) With unique things (the Earth, the Universe, the Moon) With sea, sky,ground, countryside=country (in the country,on the ground, in the sky, near the sea) But go to sea (be at sea)=go (be) on a voyage
We dont use the With space when we mean space in the universe There are millions of stars in space. But: The space wasnt big enough for his car.
Special uses of theWe use the We do not use the examples 1. With the names of mountains. +Everest, Elbrus 2. With mountain chains.+The Alps, The Urals, the Caucasus, the Pamirs (Памир) 3. With the names of islands.+Bermuda (Бермудский), Iceland (Исландия) 4. With the groups of islands.+The Bahamas, the British Isles 5. With the names of oceans.+The Pacific Ocean(Тихий океан), the Indian ocean 6. With the names of rivers.+The Volga, the Thames (Темза) 7. With the names of seas.+The Black Sea, the Baltic sea (Балтийское) 8. With the names of channels.+The English Channel 9. With the names of lakes. But: in the names with Lake The Baikal, the Onega Lake Baikal