Four religions are official: Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism

Religion Four religions are official: Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism Since the fall of communism, religion has thrived with churches and monasteries springing up all over the country Decades…

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83 federal entities

Administrative division 83 federal entities Russia is made up of 83 federal entities. Some of them are called republics, others are regions and there are also autonomies They all have…

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The Constitution was adopted by national referendum on December 12, 1993

Political system The Constitution was adopted by national referendum on December 12, 1993 Russia is a federal presidential republic The executive power is split between the President and the Prime…

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160 ethnic groups Population — 142 million

Population 160 ethnic groups Population — 142 million A blend of cultures and religions Russia has one of the world’s most diverse societies – as many as 160 ethnic groups…

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Russian alphabet — Cyrillic

Language Russian alphabet — Cyrillic A tongue of harsh accents, alien alphabet and a reputation as being hard to crack… Russian may be all that and more but it’s certainly…

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The bulk of Russia’s manufacturing base dates back to the Soviet era

Economy The bulk of Russia’s manufacturing base dates back to the Soviet era For over half a century, the Russian economy, like that of the rest of the USSR, was…

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How cold do you think Russia can get?

Climate Winter — -10°C Summer — 20-25°C How cold do you think Russia can get? The Russian winter certainly guarantees plenty of snow and frost… but not everywhere. And it…

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A Shocking Hostage Situation,

On Sept. 1–3, dozens of heavily armed guerrillas seized a school in Beslan, near Chechnya, and held about 1,100 young schoolchildren, teachers, and parents hostage. Hundreds of hostages were killed,…

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END OF THE WORLD…

Oh My God: You Found The End of the World… Now What are you going to do?

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The illusion of freedom…

“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take…

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