Country Info Russia

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Russia, also known as Russian Federation, is a country located in northern Eurasia and is the largest country in the world, as it covers more than one eighths of the Earth’s inhabited area. Russia has the population of 143 million people, most of the population concentrated in the European part of the country.

Russia is famous for its natural resources, it is the largest oil producer and second largest natural gas producer in the world. A quarter of all fresh water reserves are contained in Russian lakes. The country also has the world’s largest forest reserves.

Although Russian Federation is home to many different ethnic groups, Russians comprise the largest one and Russian is the official spoken language for all parts of the country. Although English is not the language of choice, many inhabitants of metropolises such as Moscow or Saint Petersburg are able to speak it and provide you with instructions and directions if you need to get somewhere. If you plan to travel outside of big cities and you do not speak Russian, a guide who can provide translation services is a must.

Climate

Russia is frequently perceived as a cold country where winter rules throughout the whole year. Although this may be true for Siberia, other regions of Russian Federation are not like that. The largest sandy desert in Europe is also located in Russia. These differences in climate conditions are caused by Russia’s enormous size.

Russian climate is predominantly continental, due to the fact that central Russian regions are located far from any sea. The most populous area of Russia, the Russian Far East, has a humid continental climate. Large cities, such as Moscow and St Petersburg enjoy the average summer temperature of 20-22 C, however it can get as hot as 37 C on some days. Winters are usually mild, temperatures averaging at -9 C.

Those who travel to the North East should keep in mind that those parts of Russia are open to Arctic influences and have subarctic climate. Winters in these regions are extremely severe, air temperature during winter months averages at -40 C and can get as low as -65 C.

Cuisine

Russia its famous for its cuisine and some of Russian dishes have gained popularity all over the world. “Borsch” is a dish equally well accepted anywhere from Australia to the US.

Russia is inhabited by people who come from different backgrounds and traditions and Russian cuisine reflects this diversity. The foundations were laid by the peasants food of the rural population and featured game, poultry, fish, mushrooms and berries. Wheat, rye and barley provided ingredients for breads, cereals and various alcoholic beverages, such as vodka and beer.

Russia’s expansion during the 16th century has brought more refinement to traditional culinary practices and such products as smoked fish and meats entered almost every household. Since then, Russians have perfected the art of preserving meats through smoking them and today, Russia is famous for its delicacies.

Most of the ethnic groups have introduced new flavors into traditional Russian cooking. Pelmeni, a dish similar to Italian Ravioli, came from nations that inhabited Siberian plains. The dish was great for cold climate because it could be made in large quantities and stored outside for months. The dish was well accepted in other parts of Russia and right now the dish is known and liked all over Russia and its neighboring countries, such as Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.

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Without any doubts, Russia is populated by some of the most beautiful women of the world. Those who follow fashion news may have noticed that a very large proportion of models come from Russia. Same goes for the cinema business, many actresses were either born in Russia or have Russian parents who immigrated to other countries.

Russian women are highly educated and almost everyone has higher education, since education was one of the top priorities in the Soviets and the majority of high school graduates pursued further academical achievements.

At the moment, there are many single Russian ladies as, according to current demographics, Russia has more women than men.

Although Russian girls are highly educated and sophisticated, they are also family oriented. It is customary in Russia for the head of the family to work, while his partner takes care of the house, cooking and looking after children. Most girls are taught to cook and help their mother from a very young age. Keep in mind, though, that although most of the women are family oriented, some of them can show a very independent spirit and achieve great success in career and business.

Entertainment

Russia is an unbelievable place and everyone can find something to their liking. Large cities, such as Moscow and Saint Petersburg, offer you a great opportunity for night life, these are the city where the party never ends and you can party non-stop throughout the whole week. Plenty of pubs, nightclubs and restaurants are open throughout the night. The good news is that most of these places have English-speaking staff, so the language barrier is not an issue. Most of the Russians in big cities are also well traveled and know at least one language other than Russian, so you should not have any communication issues.

Russia is the country with a long and interesting history and most cities have a huge number of museums that can tell you the story of Russia in making. Many museums have accumulated enormousness collections of art objects that are not available for display anywhere else. Art lovers will also find an abundance of galleries that can introduce them to modern Russian art.

Those who prefer to explore Russian nature will not be disappointed. Being the largest country in the world, Russia has the greatest wild life diversity and you can visit nature reserves and national parks that are of the most interest to you. Anything is possible, from watching wild bears, salmon migration and active volcanoes on Kamchatka, to climbing mountains side by side with wild goats in Caucasian mountains or exploring the waters of the deepest lake in the world – Baikal.

Nature

Those who prefer to explore Russian nature will not be disappointed. Being the largest country in the world, Russia has the greatest wild life diversity and you can visit nature reserves and national parks that are of the most interest to you. Anything is possible, from watching wild bears, salmon migration and active volcanoes on Kamchatka, to climbing mountains side by side with wild goats in Caucasian mountains or exploring the waters of the deepest lake in the world – Baikal.

Most northern areas of Russia are uninhabited and not touched by human hand. You can travel Taiga (northern forests) for months without encountering any settlements. These huge areas are perfect for those who want to feel the spirit of exploration and discovery.

Religion

Most of Russians practice Orthodox Christianity, however there are certain regions in the country where Christianity is not the main religion. Southern parts of Russia, such as Republic of Chechnya, are predominantly Muslim.

Attending church and participating in various religious practices was strongly discouraged during soviet times. As a result of this, a very large proportion of modern Russian are non-believers. According to recent estimates, the number of non-believers may be between 16 and 48% of the population.

Official State Holidays

The following is the official list of public holidays in Russia. Note that most of the government agencies, museums and places of interest are closed on these days, you may need to adjust your plans accordingly.

  • 1-5 January – New Year’s Celebrations
  • 7 January – Orthodox Christmas
  • 23 February – Defender of the Fatherland Day
  • 8 March – International Woman’s Day
  • 1 May – Labor Day
  • 9 May – Victory Day
  • 12 June – Russia’s Day
  • 4 November – Unity Day

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