Russia
               By Logan K

Russian Flag And Shape

             Description

Russia is the worlds largest country, with a latitude of 60.0000 degrees north, and a longitude of 90.0000 degrees east. It's so big, that it covers 9 time zones! Russia also has a lot of cities, more than 1,000, and 12 has a population of more than 1,000,000. The most populated city is Moscow, with a population of 11.5 million.

                Languages

Mainly Russian, but other languages are Chuvash, Bashir, Mordvin, Circassian and Chechen. I can't spell out how to say hello in Russian, but you can go to google and listen to how it's said.

        Physical Geography

Russia is twice as large as Canada, and is 70 times larger than The United Kingdom. Even with such a big country, they also have some big weaknesses, like trouble governing such a large country. The average temperature here is 22 degrees Fahrenheit. It's low is -68 degrees Celsius, and the high is 98 degrees Fahrenheit. It has some hills, cities, a big population, a lot of snow, and little sun. The major river is the Lena River, and the major mountain or mountains are Mt. Elbrus.

                  Timeline

I only put very important things

1939 - Stalin concludes non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany, capturing eastern Poland, parts of Romania, and the Baltic States after the start of the Second World War.

1939-40 - Inconclusive Winter War against Finland reveals poor state of Soviet armed forces, prompting Stalin to build up military in expectation of eventual war with Germany.

1941 - Soviet Union shocked by surprise German attack in July. German advance only halted outside of Moscow in December. Soviet Union forms alliance with Britain and United States, who provide it with military supplies throughout rest of the war.

1942 - Soviet military steadily pushes back German forces after Battle of Stalingrad.

1945 - Allied victory over Nazi Germany followed by swift establishment of Soviet hegemony in Central and Eastern Europe, and Balkans.

1947 - 'Cold War' with the West begins as Soviet Union starts to gain power in Eastern Europe and promotes revolution in China, the Middle and Near East, and Asia.

1949 - Soviets explode their first nuclear bomb; Cold War rivals begin to start fighting.

2000- President Putin wins election, and is now president of Russia.

2006- Tension over Georgia's breakaway regions and its ties with Nato, Moscow's relations gets worse fast when Georgia briefly captures four Russian army officers on suspicion of spying on them.

2007 - Russia plans an Arctic expedition apparently aimed at expanding its territory and plants a flag on the seabed at the North Pole.

             Government

  1. After the 2004 reform, government duties were split between 17 ministries, 5 federal services, and over 30 governmental agencies. According to the 1978 Russian Constitution, the President of Russia was a head of executive branch and headed the Council of Ministers of Russia. According to the current 1993 Constitution of Russia, the President of Russia is not a part of the Government of Russia. The president of Russia is Vladimir Putin. He has been their president in 1998-2008, and 2012-future years to come.

                  Websites

Comment Stream