Russia

RUSSIA IS THE BIGGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, WITH A TRAGIC HISTORY. To cope with their past, they have developed a dark sense of humour.

Some Russians describe it the map as a rearing bull, with Karelia as the tail, and Kaliningrad as its sh!t.

The icefrozen north, the vast northern wastes. The steppes, dachas in the summer sun.

Physical Location Map of Russia, highlighted continent
Physical Location Map of Russia, highlighted continent

Closed cities, and industrial ruins. Mirny, with its diamond mine visible from space.

The Barge Haulers, adapted!


Russian Cuisine

They like to eat salo (pork fat), especially in Ukraine. Sausages are popular, too, sometimes made from horse meat (perhaps that is a Kazakh influence?) Soups and porridge (kasha) are eaten at any hour. Dill (ukrop) is sprinkled on everything.

In autumn, Russians like picking mushrooms (гриб), which they pickle for winter. In fact, Russians love pickled food in general.

Condensed milk, Smetana and cottage cheese. Holodets is one of the weirdest dishes in the world: a huge pile of jellied fish.


Russian Language

Да (Da) .......... Yes.
Нет (Net) .......... No.
Kak Дeлa? (Kak dela?) .......... How do you do?
Украине .......... Ukraine.
голова (Golova) .......... Head, brain.
Наш президент (Nash prezident).......... Our President.
наша голова (Nasha Golova) .......... Our heads.
Юрий (Yurii) .......... Yuri (boy's name).
Юрка (Yurka) .......... Little Yuri (diminutive)
у́рка (Urka) .......... Career criminal.
Ikra .......... Caviar.


Russian Girls

The faltering economy has pushed many Russian women abroad, where they work as models, hostesses, or even ladies of the night...

Here is a video of street seduction Moscow style!

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Regions

Крым (Crimea)

Karelia is like an alternative Scandinavia, with its own coloured Cross for a flag. Murmansk is an ice-free port on the Arctic Ocean. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, it is spared the icy doom afforded to cities like Novy Urengoi, further east.


See the old Greek colony of Chersonesos, in Crimea. West of Crimea is Ukraine; east, lies Krasnodar, and the mountains of Georgia. Tver.

Yekaterinburg is the gateway to the Ural Mountains. Perm is another city in the vicinity. Chelyabinsk is the fifth largest city in Russia.

Yekaterinburg is the gateway to the Ural Mountains. Perm is another city in the vicinity. Chelyabinsk is the fifth largest city in Russia.

» Caucasus
» Crimea (Крым)
» Far East
Karelia
» Moscow
» Tartarstan
» Siberia


Neighbouring Countries

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