Welcome to Russia!

Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is the largest country in the world. It covers 2 continents and 11 time zones. Russia has a diverse population with more than 120 ethnic groups.

Facts

Climate: Varies from dry, humid to subarctic, tundra

Population: 144 million people

Capital: Moscow

Government: Authoritarian

Regions: 86 republics, provinces, territories, & districts

Languages: Russian

Religion: Russian-Orthodox 20%, Muslim 15%

Literacy: 99% can read and write

Currency: Ruble

Economy: Top producer of oil & natural gas

National Anthem: "State Anthem of the Soviet Union"

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History

  • 862 - Viking Oleg of Novgorod forms first state
  • 980-1015 - Vladimir the Great spreads Christianity
  • 1237-1240 - Mongols invades Russia
  • 1480-1505 - Ivan the Great frees Russia
  • 1547-1584 - Ivan the Terrible becomes the first Czar
  • 1613-1917 - Romanov Dynasty
  • 1917 - Russian Revolution
  • 1917 - Communists establishes Soviet Republic
  • 1929-1953: Joseph Stalin becomes dictator
  • 1939 - World War II begins, Russia invades Poland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Finland
  • 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis
  • 1991 - Soviet Union falls, Yeltsin wins 1st election
  • 1999 - Vladimir Putin become acting president

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DAY 3 - Trans-Siberian Railway Field Trip


DAY 4 - Maslenitsa Festival


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