Tell me about Russia...?
How is their culture?
Do they like Americans?
Vladimir: I didn't think any of that about Russia... I just don't know much about Russia and I met this Russian guy whom I REALLY like, and I wanted to know more about Russia...
- JellLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well, Russia is divided into two sections: One part of Russia, with it's capital and practically its most famous city, St. Petersburg, is part of Europe. The other part, which is the most part, is in Asia. The two parts are divided by the Ural Mountains. Russia's main religion is Russian Orthodox. Other minor religions there are some Christians and some Muslims. The Russian letters look kinda Greek. Most of Russia is covered by a section called Siberia. St. Petersburg, the famous Russian city, is famous for some of its historic buildings such as the Church on the Spilled Blood, St. Isaac's Cathedral, The Hermitage, and the Summer and Winter Palaces. St. Petersburg's main street is called Nevski, with its main river, the Neva R. During the summer, daylight hours in Russia can be extremely long. At 11:00 PM, the sun is still setting! At 1:00 AM or 2 AM, it only BEGINS to be dark! Also, in St. Petersburg, there is a Baskin Robins, a McDonalds, an Ikea inside one of the malls, and a Cbarro's Pizzerria. People can drink a lot of vodka and wine because it gets cold in Russia. I also heard that Russia is famous for caviar, sour cream, and honey. During the mid 20th century, a dictator named Franz Josef Stalin took control of Russia. During WW2, Stalin made an alliance with Hitler, but was soon broken. Russia was then part of the Allied powers, which included the US, UK, France, and China and fought against Hitler in Germany, Musolini in Italy, and Japan (only the US, not the Europeans).
Also, I've heard that there was a list of countries rated by their safety in 2007. In the bottom 10, Russia was #10 (so I think it can be a bit unsafe).
Hope this helps!Source(s): My Russian teacher vacationed in St. Petersburg 2 yrs ago during the summer. She took loads of pictures and showed them to us.
- hartigLv 44 years ago
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- 1 decade ago
Whats your name, Girl?
My country is not so unsafe and dirty. Bears don't walk in Russian cities. Russians don't dreank vodka every day. Balalayka is not only instrument that Russians can play.
I invite you next winter in my city! You'll see how we live etc.
- 5 years ago
I'm from Russia and living in there is a lot of adventure.
Coordinates: 60°N 90°E
Flag Coat of arms
"Государственный гимн Российской Федерации"
"Gosudarstvennyy gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii" (transliteration)
"State Anthem of the Russian Federation"
Russia (dark green)Crimean peninsula (claimed, disputed) (light green)a
Russia (dark green)
Crimean peninsula (claimed, disputed) (light green)a
and largest city Moscow
Recognised languages 35 other languages co-official in various regions
Ethnic groups (2010)
11.0% others / unspecified
Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic
• President Vladimir Putin
• Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
• Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko
• Chairman of the State Duma Sergey Naryshkin
• Upper house Federation Council
• Lower house State Duma
• Arrival of Rurik, considered as a foundation event by the Russian authorities 862
• Kievan Rus' 882
• Grand Duchy of Moscow 1283
• Tsardom of Russia 16 January 1547
• Russian Empire 22 October 1721
• Russian SFSR 6 November 1917
• Soviet Union 10 December 1922
• Russian Federation 25 December 1991
• Adoption of the current Constitution of Russia 12 December 1993
• Total 17,098,242 (Crimea not included) km2 (1st)
6,592,800 (Crimea not included) sq mi
• Water (%) 13 (including swamps)
• 2015 estimate 143,975,923 (Crimea not included)  (9th)
• Density 8.4/km2 (217th)
GDP (PPP) 2015 estimate
• Total $3.473 trillion (6th)
• Per capita $23,744 (53rd)
GDP (nominal) 2015 estimate
• Total $1.235 trillion (15th)
• Per capita $8,447 (74th)
Gini (2013) 40.1
medium · 83rd
HDI (2014) Increase 0.798
high · 50th
Russian ruble (₽) (RUB)
(UTC+2 to +12)
Drives on the
ISO 3166 code
a. The Crimean Peninsula is recognized as territory of Ukraine by most of the international community, but is de facto administered by Russia.
Russia (Listeni/ˈrʌʃə/; Russian: Росси́я, tr. Rossiya; IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə] ( listen)), also officially known as the Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya; IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈratsɨjə] ( listen)), is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is the world's ninth most populous country with nearly 144 million people in November 2014.
Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait.
The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs, who emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century.
The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde, and came to dominate the cultural and political legacy of Kievan Rus'. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland in Europe to Alaska in North America.
Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Soviet Union abbreviated to USSR, the world's first constitutionally socialist state and a recognized world superpower, and a rival to the United States which played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite, and the first man in space. By the end of 1990, the USSR/Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the partition of the Soviet Union in 1991, fourteen Independent republic nations emerged from the USSR (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan). As the largest, most populous, and most economically developed republic, the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality (the sole successor state) of the Soviet Union.
After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Russia adopted wide-ranging economic reforms including privatization and market and trade liberalization. Radical changes such as failed "shock therapy" was recommended by the top economists of the United States and the International Monetary Fund which resulted in a disastrous fall of the nation's real GDP as well as industrial output by more than 50% leading it to a major economic crisis, hyperinflation which wiped out personal savings, crime and destitution spreading rapidly. Russia also took up the responsibility for settling the USSR's external debts, even though its population made up just half of the population of the USSR at the time of its dissolution. High budget deficits caused the 1998 Russian financial crisis and resulted in a further GDP decline.
The Russian economy ranks as the tenth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources, the largest reserves in the world, have made it one of the largest producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia was the world's second biggest exporter of major arms in 2010-14, according to SIPRI data.
Russia is a great power and a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, a member of the G20, the Council of Europe, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as being the leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and one of the 5 members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), along with Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for novelists Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, plus the Bolshoi and Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, founded by legendary Russian leader Peter the Great, features the baroque Winter Palace, now housing part of the Hermitage Museum’s art collection.