For our presentation, I simply read out a list of fun facts about Russia. Here is our list…
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.
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.
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
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
Where is the largest McDonald's in the WORLD? In Moscow and in Beijing (700 seats per each).
Russian chemist, Dmitrii Mendeleev, created the periodic table of elements by arranging them according to scientific laws. The whole world uses this periodic table.