25 fascinating things you didn't know about Russia

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Victoria Mischenkoİngilizce
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  1. Russia is home to Europe’s longest river, the Volga, at 3,690km (2,293 miles). It has more than 200 tributaries that, if counted with the main river, would add up to 357,000km (221,800 miles).

  2. St. Petersburg's greatest museum the Hermitage is home to around 70 cats, which guard its treasures against rodents. The tradition dates back to a 1745 decree of Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, founder of St. Petersburg. The museum also has almost 14 miles of marbled corridors.

  3. Giving flowers to residents can be a delicate point of etiquette. You should always make sure you give them in odd numbers unless going to a funeral, when even numbers are the rule.

  4. It is home to the coldest inhabited place on the planet - Oymyakon. On February 6, 1933, a temperature of −67.7 °C was recorded at its weather station

  5. Subbotnik is the day when residents of Russian cities volunteer to sweep up and tidy the streets. It started after the revolution but still happens today.

  6. The icicles hanging from the gutters in Moscow in winter are so enormous that the pavements below are cordoned off - as they'd kill you if they fell on your head.

  7. Chicken's foot soup (kholodets) is a traditional delicacy.

  8. Russians are the world's fourth-biggest drinkers, according to WHO statistics, behind Belarus, Moldova, and Lithuania. Britain comes 25th.

  9. It has more time zones (11) than any other country.

  10. Mikhail Gorbachev recorded an album of romantic ballads. Putin has a judo DVD.

  11. St. Peterburg has its own beach - besides the Peter and Paul Fortress. The city’s so-called “walruses” – believers in the therapeutic effects of freezing water – gather here to bathe in winter.

  12. There is a bronze sculpture of a dog with a shiny nose at Ploshchad Revolutsii metro station - it is shiny because it's good luck to touch it.

  13. Lake Karachay, a dumping ground for nuclear waste, is so radioactive that standing for one hour beside it would almost certainly kill you.

  14. The male life expectancy is just 65, lower than it is in North Korea or Iraq. Russian women, on the other hand, can expect to live to 75.

  15. There's reputedly another secret metro system - Metro-2 - which links a collection of military bunkers.

  16. It's considered wimpy to lower the ear flaps on your Ushanka (fur hat) unless the temperature drops below -20C.

  17. It has one of the world's most terrifying walkways: the 439-meter SkyBridge.

  18. In 1908 the Russian Olympic team arrived in London 12 days late because it was still using the Julian calendar.

  19. For many Russians, it is tradition to wear your wedding ring on your ring finger of your right hand. Countries like Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Germany, Spain, Austria, India, and Greece have a similar tradition of wearing the wedding ring on the right hand.

  20. Russia is the largest country in the world by area. Its total area is 17,075,400 square kilometers and it covers more than a ninth of the Earth’s land area. The area of the land in Russia is 1.8 times larger than the total size of the United States.

  21. Russian’s will never shake hands over a doorway. It is believed to be a bad omen and most Russians are convinced the action will lead to an argument.

  22. Russia is the only country in the world which is washed by 12 seas and 3 oceans.

  23. Along with the Russian language considered to be the official language of the country, the population of Russia speaks over 25 other languages that are co-official ones depending on the regional diversity.

  24. Russians do not feel easy about talking to strangers in the street unless it is a foreign traveler who needs any assistance.

  25. Russian people enjoy all kinds of celebrations, be it a birthday party or a wedding celebration, or a promotion within the company, or even a comeback from holiday.

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Hello, my future students! My name is Victoria and I’m going to teach you Russian! Why should you choose me? I’m a native speaker and an experienced professional Russian language tutor. I have special teaching programs for any goal you have. But I correct it according to each student, his/her abilities and goals. In my opinion, an individual approach is a key to success in tutoring. ARE YOU A BEGINNER AND WANT TO LEARN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND EXPLORE THE CULTURE AND MENTALITY? Then I will open the world of Russian to you! Step by step we will learn grammatical structures, Russian phonetics and begin to speak. More than that, I will give you more information about Russian traditions and reality. DO YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN LEARNING RUSSIAN? After a short testing I will choose a special educational program for you according to your language level and goal. After that we will start improving all the skills you have and also acquire new ones. DO YOU SPEAK RUSSIAN WELL, BUT WANT TO BE FLUENT? Then we will start a special speaking course with discussions and learning new constructions and vocabulary. As a result you will be able to discuss any topic in Russian. ARE YOU PLANNING TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS IN RUSSIA? Don’t worry! In this case we will start a special short course aimed at speaking. We will learn some phrases that will help you communicate easily in Russia. Good pronunciation is important, so in every teaching program I pay special attention to this. More than that, regardless of the program, you will not only learn the language, but also the culture and history of Russia. I'm going to share lots of facts about Russian people and mentality with you. And of course in my lessons you won't ever get bored, because in my opinion studying must be fun and interesting. ________________________________________________________________________________ ARE YOU STILL NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR CHOICE? READ SOME REVIEWS OF MY STUDENTS: . Very patient and professional with each and every lesson. Victoria takes her time to customize each lesson plan for each student, depending on the students strengths and weaknesses. She has helped me learn and memorize hundreds of common Russian words. Also she helped improve speech, reading and understanding of the Russian language. Each lesson is enjoyable and doesn't seem like a impossible hurdle with an energetic and ambitious teacher like Victoria. - Dylan, United States ________________________________________________________________________________ Victoria is a great teacher. She plans lessons around your goals and encourages you to build out your language capability through useful Russian rather than stock textbook phrases. She also has a very sound understanding of Russian grammar and how it compares directly to English grammar, making it much easier to comprehend through her explanations. I am currently living in Moscow and I have had three different Russian teachers previously. I have found that with these lessons my ability to communicate and understand Russian around me has improved significantly. Highly recommended. - George, United Kingdom ________________________________________________________________________________ I've been studying under Victoria for quite some time now. I like how she includes information about Russia and the history of words. I also like the focus on pronunciation. Another big help is how she's willing to bend the lessons around where I'm struggling. Very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend. - Zach, Canada ________________________________________________________________________________ SUPER !!!!!! 5 thousand stars teacher !!!! I heartly recommend all Russian students to take as soon as possible the phonetic courses of Victoria ! The learning will be much faster and also you will learn through exercises to speak as close as possible to a new native. Russian will have an absolutely new flavor after this phonetic course!!! - Wittgenstein, Brazil ________________________________________________________________________________ In my opinion, Vika is a an awesome teacher that uses word structure in an easy and fun way. I recommend Vika highly to any student that is visual and like to understand the beauty behind the Russian language. - Tareq, United Arab Emirates ________________________________________________________________________________ I was nervous to start doing lessons until I met her, She is very pleasant and I felt very comfortable with her immediately. I booked my first 5 lessons after my trial :) - Shontel, Australia ________________________________________________________________________________ WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SAY YES TO RUSSIAN AND START TO LEARN IT RIGHT NOW IN FUN AND EASY WAY! SEE YOU IN CLASS!
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Hello, my future students! My name is Victoria and I’m going to teach you Russian! Why should you choose me? I’m a native speaker and an experienced professional Russian language tutor. I have special teaching programs for any goal you have. But I correct it according to each student, his/her abilities and goals. In my opinion, an individual approach is a key to success in tutoring. ARE YOU A BEGINNER AND WANT TO LEARN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND EXPLORE THE CULTURE AND MENTALITY? Then I will open the world of Russian to you! Step by step we will learn grammatical structures, Russian phonetics and begin to speak. More than that, I will give you more information about Russian traditions and reality. DO YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE IN LEARNING RUSSIAN? After a short testing I will choose a special educational program for you according to your language level and goal. After that we will start improving all the skills you have and also acquire new ones. DO YOU SPEAK RUSSIAN WELL, BUT WANT TO BE FLUENT? Then we will start a special speaking course with discussions and learning new constructions and vocabulary. As a result you will be able to discuss any topic in Russian. ARE YOU PLANNING TO SPEND YOUR HOLIDAYS IN RUSSIA? Don’t worry! In this case we will start a special short course aimed at speaking. We will learn some phrases that will help you communicate easily in Russia. Good pronunciation is important, so in every teaching program I pay special attention to this. More than that, regardless of the program, you will not only learn the language, but also the culture and history of Russia. I'm going to share lots of facts about Russian people and mentality with you. And of course in my lessons you won't ever get bored, because in my opinion studying must be fun and interesting. ________________________________________________________________________________ ARE YOU STILL NOT SURE ABOUT YOUR CHOICE? READ SOME REVIEWS OF MY STUDENTS: . Very patient and professional with each and every lesson. Victoria takes her time to customize each lesson plan for each student, depending on the students strengths and weaknesses. She has helped me learn and memorize hundreds of common Russian words. Also she helped improve speech, reading and understanding of the Russian language. Each lesson is enjoyable and doesn't seem like a impossible hurdle with an energetic and ambitious teacher like Victoria. - Dylan, United States ________________________________________________________________________________ Victoria is a great teacher. She plans lessons around your goals and encourages you to build out your language capability through useful Russian rather than stock textbook phrases. She also has a very sound understanding of Russian grammar and how it compares directly to English grammar, making it much easier to comprehend through her explanations. I am currently living in Moscow and I have had three different Russian teachers previously. I have found that with these lessons my ability to communicate and understand Russian around me has improved significantly. Highly recommended. - George, United Kingdom ________________________________________________________________________________ I've been studying under Victoria for quite some time now. I like how she includes information about Russia and the history of words. I also like the focus on pronunciation. Another big help is how she's willing to bend the lessons around where I'm struggling. Very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend. - Zach, Canada ________________________________________________________________________________ SUPER !!!!!! 5 thousand stars teacher !!!! I heartly recommend all Russian students to take as soon as possible the phonetic courses of Victoria ! The learning will be much faster and also you will learn through exercises to speak as close as possible to a new native. Russian will have an absolutely new flavor after this phonetic course!!! - Wittgenstein, Brazil ________________________________________________________________________________ In my opinion, Vika is a an awesome teacher that uses word structure in an easy and fun way. I recommend Vika highly to any student that is visual and like to understand the beauty behind the Russian language. - Tareq, United Arab Emirates ________________________________________________________________________________ I was nervous to start doing lessons until I met her, She is very pleasant and I felt very comfortable with her immediately. I booked my first 5 lessons after my trial :) - Shontel, Australia ________________________________________________________________________________ WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? SAY YES TO RUSSIAN AND START TO LEARN IT RIGHT NOW IN FUN AND EASY WAY! SEE YOU IN CLASS!

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