Russia - Россия (2)

Russia is situated in Europe and in Asia. It's total area is over 17 million square kilometers, with population of 200 million people. There are 1,030 towns and cities in this country. Moscow, with 9,5 million people, is it's capital. The country is washed by seas and oceans. By Arctic Ocean in the north and the Pacific Ocean in the east.

There are many rivers in Russia. The largest rivers are the Volga in Europe and the Yenisei and OB in Asia. The deepest lakes are the Baikal and Ladoga. All rivers flow in the seas.

The relief of Russia is mostly flat. Russia is located on two plains the Great Russia Plain and the Western Siberian Plain. There are three main mountains chains in Russia. The Caucasus is a range of mountains which extend from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea. The highest mountain is the Caucasus. The highest mountain in Caucasus in Russian Federation and in the whole Europe Mount Elbrus is. The Urals extend from the Arctic Ocean to the steppes. This mountain chain divides the European and Asian parts of Russia. The Urals are famous for their valuable minerals. There are 150 volcanoes in Kamchatka, 30 of which are active.

Russia borders on fourteen countries including the former republics of the USSR, which are now independent states. Russia borders with Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Poland, China, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and so on.

Today Russia is one of the world's largest grain products and exporters. It produced 78 % of all its natural gas, 60 % of steel, 80 % of timber and 91 % of oil. So, today Russia becomes greatest industrial country.

The main cities of Russia are: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk, Ufa, Perm, Rostov - on - Don, Vladivostok. Many villages in Russia are famous for their specific crafts: painted boxes in Palkn, Wooden tableware in Khokhloma, and toys in Dymkovo.

Moscow is the capital of Russia. It is one of the biggest and most beautiful cities in the world. Moscow is the modern city. It's the political center, here the government of our country work. Moscow is the port of five seas, as the Volga Canal links Moscow with the Baltic, White, Caspian and Black seas and with Sea of Azov. Moscow is the cultural center. There are a lot of theatres, museums, institutes, libraries and cinemas. Young people like to visit The Central Military Museum. There are many tanks, guns and war documents there.

There are many fine buildings, wide streets, green parks, large squares, churches and monuments in Moscow. There are a lot of famous monuments to Pushkin, Fedorov, and many, many others.

Moscow is a very big city and it's transport must be very comfortable and fast. There are a lot of buses, trolley-buses, trams, a lot of metro station(about 190 stations). There are 9 railway stations in Moscow and some airports around the city. The main stations in Moscow is The Central station in Luzhniki.

Many competitions and football matches are held there. The Olympic village was build for the 22 Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980. It's a big complex for sport games. So I'm a patriot of my country and I love it very much.