Presentation of RussiaЗавантажити презентацію
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Forty-two per cent of the territory of Europe and nineteen per of the territory of Asia is taken up by Russia, the largest country in the world.
Russian is the official language of the country, although more than a hundred languages is spoken in its territory.
Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet, not the Latin alphabet which is used by most Western countries.
About seventy-five per cent of the population of Russia is made up of people of Slavic original, such as Russians, Byelorussians and Ukrainians.
Russia is bordered by North Korea, Mongolia, China, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Norway. Russia is also not very far from Japan, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden, and the US state of Alaska.
Alaska, which became a US state in 1867 was sold to the USA by the Russian Empire for about $111 million in today’s dollars.