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Country Russia is a huge country, the largest country in the world. It is so huge that when residents of the Far East are getting up, Muscovites and Petersburgians are going to bed. The largest cities in Russia are Moscow and St. Petersburg. Moscow, the capital of Russia since Middle Ages, once yielded this status to St. Petersburg and it kept it for two hundred years (from 1712 to 1918). The Russians are unique nation, it gave birth to such writers as Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, Gorky and Chekhov. Five Russian writers became Nobel Prize laureates: Bunin, Sholokhov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn and Brodsky. Music of Russian composers - Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninov, Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev - is adored and played all over the world. Malevich and Kandinsky representatives of Russian Avant-garde became loved and famous for their innovations in painting, as well as Eisenstein and Tarkovsky in cinematography. To say nothing of the discoveries and inventions of Russian scientists in chemistry, nuclear physics, aviation and military engineering. They are of common knowledge. In 1961, Russia sent a man into space, for the first time in history of the human race. There is a special word and a special place in the heart or each theater-goer in the world for Russian classical ballet, whose fame and glory was created by Anna Pavlova, Galina Ulanova, Maya Plisetskaya, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureev. Russian sportsmen traditionally show high team results at the Olympic Games, and triumphs of Russian swimmers, weightlifters, gymnasts, figure-skaters, ice-hokey and chess players are no wonder. The Mysterious Russian Soul as well known all over the world is a explosive combination of vigorous passions and delicate feelings, boldness and recklessness, irrationality and inclination to risk. Russians may stake anything, including their lives; and the phrase Russian roulette describes its national feature. The most cherished holiday in Russia is New Year. Read about holidays in country Russia.... more Russia is a land of a millennial culture. In many towns and cities of the European part of the country, ancient churches, monasteries and kremlins remained intact.

The Russians is a nation of readers. If you take a look, you will see that all the people in a bus or in a metro are deeply absorbed in Reading. There are many health resorts in the Moscow and St. Petersburg areas, as well as in Caucasian Mineral Waters and at the Black Sea coast. Not every country can boast such a variety of healing factors: mountain air and medical mud, mineral waters and coniferous forests. The professional qualities of doctors in Russia meet all international standards, but medical services cost much less than in other countries. Recently Russia has become the land of the space tourism. Two foreigners an American and a South-African have already traveled into space from the Russian space launch complex Baikonur. There are plenty of opportunities for leisure in Russia, lots of places to visit and lots of sights to see all over the Russia. Recently, many monuments and museum expositions in Russian cities  have been dramatically changed. A lot of reconstruction work has been held in cathedrals, fortresses and historical centers in practically all old Russian towns: Novgorod the Great, Pskov, Vladimir, Rostov the Great, Suzdal etc. Russia is also a real treasure for explorers. There are many beautiful things to buy. The first thing every foreigner buys in Russia is matryoshka. There is another popular thing in Russia - samovar. There is nothing but Russia with such a variety of preserved nature and innumerable different ethnic groups with their original cultures and traditions. Altai and Kamchatka, Sayans and Caucasia, Baikal and Valaam are waiting for travelers. The more time you travel throughout Russia, the more great impressions you will get. The largest Russian river Volga is the largest river in Europe, Russian Caspian lake is the largest lake in the world, Russian lake Baikal is the deepest freshwater lake, you will also find in Russia the highest mountain in Europe and, apart from everything else, the famous Russian frost.


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