The Geographical Position of Russia, its Nature and Climate (вопросы и ответы для подготовки к экзамену)

Before reading the post, I recommend you to study the list of words on the topic «The Geographical Position of a country, its Nature and Climate». But this post is about Russia (see the map below). You will find the most common questions on the topic «The Geographical Position of Russia, its Nature and Climate» and a text, which may be helpful if you are getting ready for an English Exam.

Russia occupies about one seventh of the earth’s surface (half of Europe and one third of Asia).

Russia's Map

Russia’s Political System. State Symbols. Population

Russia's Flag and Coat of Arms2The state symbols of Russia are the Russian flag, the hymn of Russia and the coat of arms (герб).

The State Russian flag is three-coloured. It has three horizontal stripes: white, blue and red. The white stripe stands for the earth, the blue one stands for the sky, and the red one stands for liberty.

The national emblem of Russia is the double-headed eagle. It is the most ancient symbol of Russia. Originally, it was one of the symbols of the Byzantine Empire. It was introduced in Russia in 1497 by Tsar Ivan III after he had married the niece of the last Byzantine Emperor, Sophia.

Another symbol of Russia is Spasskaya Tower, because the Kremlin clock  is on it.           

Moscow, Saint Peterburg and the Towns of Golden Ring

Moscow. TextMoscow and St. Petersburg are the main Russian cities. Moscow is the capital of Russia. St. Petersburg used to be the capital of Russia under Peter the Great. The towns of Golden Ring such as Suzdal, Vladimir, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Pereslavl Zalessky, Rostov, Sergiev Posad and others are also well-known all over the world. Below you will find the texts with some information which may help you to prepare for an English Exam.

Russia’s Famous People. Mikhail Lomonosov

Russia's Famous People. Mikhail LomonosovAll over the world Russia is famous for its cultural life. It is literature, music and art. Among Russia’s famous people there are writers, poets, artists, composers, scientists, sportsmen and others.

The best–known Russian writers and poets are Aleksander Pushkin, Michail Lermontov, Sergey Esenin, Nicolay Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anton Chekhov, Boris Pasternak and others. They are popular throughout the world.

The greatest Russian composers are Aleksander Borodin, Modest Musorgsky, Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov, and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky.

Sightseeing in Moscow. Outings and Places of Interest (для подготовки к экзамену)

moscow-sightsВ данной статье вы найдете полезную информацию для подготовки к экзамену по английскому языку, а именно список основных достопримечательностей Москвы (театры, музеи, церкви, монастыри,  музеи-усадьбы и др.), а также текст про Москву на английском языке (Sightseeing in Moscow). А также несколько важных исторических фактов из истории Москвы.

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Some Facts from the History of Moscow:

  1.  Moscow was founded in 1147 by prince Yuri Dolgoruky.
  2. Moscow became the capital in the 13th century as a center of Tatar Yoke.
  3. Moscow was the most important Russian city since the 15th century.
  4. In 1812 Moscow was captured and burnt by Napoleon.
  5. Moscow remained the second capital from 1712 till 1917.