Saturday, February 23, 2013

What do you know about Russia?

Last week at our weekly Classical Conversations, we were in charge of the family presentation.
The rules for what you are allowed to do for this presentation is pretty much wide open. Families have shared their music talents, songs, bible verses, devotionals and historical facts. We decided to share some fun facts about a country that means a lot to us: Russia.
 
Prior to our presentation, I made a poster about Russia.

 
One of my friends snapped this shot during our presentation. My son makes the silliest faces!
 
 

 

For our presentation, I simply read out a list of fun facts about Russia. Here is our list…

 

 

Geography

Russia, the largest country in the world, occupies one-tenth of all the land on Earth. It spans 11 of the 24 time zones and it is across two continents (Europe and Asia) and has coasts on three oceans (the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic).

Russia is a transcontinental country, extending halfway around the northern hemisphere and covering much of eastern and north-eastern Europe and the whole of northern Asia

Russia has Borders with 15 countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Ukraine

Mt. Elbrus, in Europe, is located in Russia.

History

Russia is a federation of 86 republics, provinces, territories, and districts, all controlled by the government in Moscow. The head of state is a president elected by the people. The economy is based on a vast supply of natural resources, including oil, coal, iron ore, gold, and aluminum.

Language

Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet instead of the Latin and is one of the 5 most spoken languages in the world

There are 33 characters in the Cyrillic alphabet

Railroads

The Trans-Siberian Railway (connecting Moscow and Vladivostok) is the longest railway in the world

The Trans Siberian from Vladivostok to Moscow will take you 152 hours and 27 minutes if you do it non-stop (6 days, 8 hours, 27 min) - 8 hrs by plane

Culture

Where is the largest McDonald's in the WORLD? In Moscow and in Beijing (700 seats per each).

Science

Russian chemist, Dmitrii Mendeleev, created the periodic table of elements by arranging them according to scientific laws. The whole world uses this periodic table.

 

1 comment:

  1. Love the face!! What fun to do a presentation with your son!!

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