If there’s one thing we love more than apps, it’s different cultures. We have a tonne of language games helping people learn languages from all over the world. In this series, we look at some of the locations that fascinated us so much that we created language games for them. They are helpful for students, teachers, and travellers. On the last article, we looked at Portugal. Now, let’s take a look at Russia.
Russia, also known as the Russian Federation, is a country in Eurasia which extends across Northern Asia and Eastern Europe. Other than its economy ranking as the 12th largest and having the largest reserves in the world for mineral and energy resources, Russians also boast of some interesting facts that they are actually proud of. Let’s take a look on some of them.
Russia is the largest country in the world.
Russia is the largest country in the world covering 1/8 of the planet’s land area at 17,075,200 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq. mi); thus they have 11 time zones. Russia also has one of the largest cities in the world which is Moscow.
Russians have strong family values.
Russians are family oriented people. For Women, they prioritise having a family, and once they have settled, their husbands and kids are the most important in the world. For Men, they are highly protective and good family providers.
Russia has the largest bell ever produced.
The Tsar bell weighs about 201,924 kg, 20.1 ft tall and 22 ft in diameter, made of bronze and is known to be the largest bell ever produced in 1735. It was ordered to be built by Empress Anna, thus its decoration represents the images of Tsar Alexey and Empress Anna. It is now on display on the grounds of Moscow Kremlin.
Russia got the finest Vodka.
The most popular drink in Russia is Vodka. It came from the Russian word “voda” which means water and was initially known as “bread wine”. The first Russian vodka was believed to be created by a monk named Isidore from Chudov Monastery in Moscow Kremlin in 1430, and since then vodka has been the favourite alcohol drink of Russians.
Beautiful dolls only in Russia.
The Matryoshkas are beautiful wooden Russian dolls that symbolise Russian National Art. Matryoshkas are delicately done by Russian artists, and the first set of dolls was made in 1890. Matryoshka dolls are also known as “babushka dolls” which refers to a grandmother or elderly woman.
Other interesting things about Russia include the Moscow Metro Station which is their fastest means of transportation and famous for its architecture; Lake Baikal which is the world’s oldest and deepest freshwater lake; and Russia is believed to have the most beautiful women.
They also consider the Russian language as one of the difficult languages to learn, but Overpass has come up with language learning apps to help you learn Russian and increase your vocabulary. You can take advantage of these fun apps: Learn Russian Bubble Bath Game and Russian Spy. Download them now for free! Play the games and learn Russian fast. Let us know your experience so please don’t forget to leave a review.
So before you plan that trip to Russia to experience the things they are proud of, don’t forget to learn some Russian words and phrases which can help you gain more friends and make your stay more exciting.
Have a wonderful trip to Russia!
Есть замечательный поездку в Россию!
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