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SYMBOLS of RUSSIA One symbol is the Russian national flag. It has three stripes: white, blue and red. These colours have always been symbolic in Russia: white –noble and sincere, blue –honest and devoted, red has always meant love and bravery. Another symbol of Russia is the birch tree.
MOSCOW is the capitol. Chronicles first mentioned Moscow in 1147. It was a little settlement at the top of a hill looking over the Moskva river, a settlement founded by Prince Yuri Dolgoruky. It grwe and very soon it became “a city, superior to all other cities of Russia”. Today its population is about 9000000 people.
Russia is the largest country of the wold. It lies on a huge territory from the coast of the Pacific Ocean to the centre of Europe. Its climate is different.
Russia is a very rich country. There are many rivers, lakes, mountains, forests and fields. The Volga is the longest river in Europe. The Lena and the Yenisey
The Altai Mountains lie south of Lake Baikal. The Caucasus Mountains are between the Black and Caspian se The Ural Mountain form a natural border between Europe and Asia.
Look at the major cities of Russia. Vladimir, Perm, St.Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Novgorod the Great …
Russia is famous for its people. Alexander Pushkin Michael Lomonosov Isaak Levitan Peter Tchaikovsky Yuri Gagarin Andrei Sakharov