The ruble is the currency of the Russian Federation Russia, the largest country in the world, It stretches over 6,000 miles from the Baltic Sea to the North Pacific.
The Kremlin Moscow is the capital and largest city in Russia. The Kremlin is the center of government.
St. Basil’s Cathedral • St. Basil’s Cathedral is a beautiful building in Moscow’s Red Square. • Because of its many towers it almost looks like a fairy-tale castle or gingerbread house. • The “onion dome” shape is found often in Russian church architecture.
Lake Baykal *It is almost the deepest lake in the world. * It is 6,365 feet deep. Caspian Sea • It has characteristics common to both seas and lakes. • It is not freshwater. • It is one of the world's smallestseas • It is also one of the world’s largest lakes. • It is 152,085 square feet.
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich (1840-1893) • 1st Russian composer to gain world wide honours. • He wrote symphonies, operas, piano solos, and ballets. • He is best known for his ballets: Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. *Famous theater located in Moscow. *It has produced some of the world’s greatest dancers *It is known as one of the world’s greatest ballet companies. The Bolshoi Theatre
Count in Russian Matryoshka- (ma-tree-OSH-ka) 1 ah-DEEN 2. dva 3 tree 4 chih – TEE - reh 5 p’yaht’ 6 shayst 7 seeaym 8 VO - seeaym 9 DTEH-veht 10 DTEH-seht • A popular toy in Russia is a nesting doll called Matryoshka. • The grandfathers carved them out of wood for the grandmothers or babushkas to use to tell stories to their grandchildren.
Baba Yaga Patricia Polacco Famous author and Illustrator from Russia. • Russian children enjoy stories. • A familiar character in many Russian folktale is a witch called Baba Yaga.
Fabergé Eggs Long ago, the Russian empire was ruled by a succession of czars. During this time it was a tradition to give special eggs as gifts. A Jeweler named Peter Fabergé created beautiful eggs for the czars to give to their wives and mothers. The eggs, were decorated with gold, silver, and gemstones. Only 43 of the original 53 eggs still exist today, each valued at over a million dollars!! .