Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Worldly Wednesday: Russia

It was a Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, that was the first human to enter outer space. To honor that, we will take a quick look into Russia this week.

cosmonaut= a Russian astronaut
-Russia is the largest country in the world today, covering 1/8 of the land on Earth. It makes up the entire northern part of Asia and 40% of Europe.
-Current President is Dmitry Medvedev, pictured below.

-Moscow is the capital of Russia and the money is called rubles. One US dollar is equal to a little less than 3 Russian rubles.
-We will also do a little Russian cooking including: Borscht,
Pirozhki, and Stroganoff.

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