In a few words, describe Russia's geography.
Russia is the largest country in the world by land area, spanning from Eastern Europe to the Pacific Ocean. Russian is the official language, although many other languages are also spoken. Russian culture is known for its art, literature, architecture, and cuisine.
An Overview of Russia
Tsar: A Tsar was a title used to refer to the Emperors of Russia from the 17th century until the Russian Revolution in 1917. Tsars were the absolute rulers of Russia, and had significant power over the population. Soviet Union: The Soviet Union was a Marxist-Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991. It was created by the Bolshevik Revolution and was the first country to declare itself socialist. Duma: The Duma was the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia from 1906 until 1917. It was responsible for passing laws, approving government policy, and elected the Tsar. Its members were elected by direct and secret ballot.
The Baikal-Amur Mainline in Russia is the world's longest railway constructed in a single project, stretching over 4,200 km from Taishet to Sovetskaya Gavan. Russia is the world's largest country with a total area of 17,098,242 km2. The deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal, is located in Russia and is estimated to contain about 20% of the world's fresh water.
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What are the major differences between the cultural and political systems of Russia and the United States?
Why is it important to understand the culture and history of Russia?
How does the political system of Russia affect the way its citizens view the world?
Brain break: Draw a picture of a monster being responsible for a man made catastrophe.
Question: How did Peter the Great modernize Russia in the 17th century? Clues: • Peter the Great was the Tsar of Russia from 1682-1725. • He reformed the military, built a navy, and opened Russia to foreign trade. • He also abolished the Patriarchal system and replaced it with a Senate. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Research and create a map of Peter the Great's reforms. B. Pretend you are Peter the Great and write a speech to your people explaining your reforms.
Work together in pairs: What are the main differences between Russia's political and economic systems compared to the United States?