The country I live in is called the Russian Federation. It is the largest country in the world. It is situated on 2 continents Europe and Asia. There are ten time zones on the territory of Russia icon

The country I live in is called the Russian Federation. It is the largest country in the world. It is situated on 2 continents Europe and Asia. There are ten time zones on the territory of Russia



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The country I live in is called the Russian Federation. It is the largest country in the world. It is situated on 2 continents – Europe and Asia. There are ten time zones on the territory of Russia. Russia stretches from the Baltic Sea in the West to the Pacific Ocean in the East and from the Northern Arctic Ocean to the deserts of Central Asia.

Russian rivers are long. The Volga is the longest river in Europe. Lake Baikal is the biggest fresh water reservoir. The highest peak of our country is Mountain Elbrus, in the Caucasus mountain range. The Urals is the mountain chain which divides Eurasia into Europe and Asia.

The Russian Federation is a Presidential republic. The President is the head of the state and is elected every 6 years. He controls three branches of the government. The first branch is the President and his helpers. The Constitution provides the strong power for The President. The President has broad authority.

The second branch is the Federal Council. The Council has 168 members who are known as senators. Each of 84 federal subjects of Russia sends two members to the Council. One senator is elected by the provincial legislature and another is nominated by the provincial governor.

The third branch of the government is the State Duma. It has 450 members who are known as deputies. The Duma’s term is 5 years. It is more powerful house so all bills must be first considered by the Duma.

The capital of Russia is Moscow. It is its political, economic, commercial and cultural center. Moscow was founded in 1147 by Yuri Dolgoruky. First it was a settlement with wooden houses and then it turned into a wealthy city.

Now Moscow is the heart of Russia and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The heart of Moscow is The Red Square. The St Basil’s Cathedral was built in the 16th century to commemorate Russian conquest of Kingdom Kazan. There is also a monument to Minin and Pozharsky and the kremlin in the Red Square.

The History Museum has a rich collection of ancient documents, it is one of the major scientific and educational institutions.

All in all Moscow is full of different places, monuments, cathedrals and churches.

Russian history is very rich. The oldest Russian university was opened in 1755 by Lomonosov. Since 1941 to 1945 was the Great Patriotic War. In 1812 Russia fought with France. The Olympic Games were held in Moscow in 1980.




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