quinta-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2017

Cultural Immersion: Moscow (Russia)

 The country (Russia)
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Russia, country that stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northen Asia is, by far the largest country in the world, it covers nearly twice the territory of Canada ( the second largest). The inhabitants of Russia are quite diverse. Most are ethnic Russians, but there are more then 120 ethnic  groups present. (Read more) 


Moscow is the capital of Russia and is located in Russia’s Central Federal District along the Moskva River and covers a big area . Is the largest city in the country and also the top ten “largest cities in the world”.
Because of this size, Moscow is one of the most influential cities in Russia and dominates the country in politics, economics and culture among other things. (Read more)

▪ Tourist spots

▪ Kremilin
The Moscow Kremlin is one of the most ancient parts of the city and symbolises the whole of Russia. It is both a cultural sight, as well as the centre of the Russian state and the residence of the President of Russia. (Read more) 

▪ Metro
The Moscow metro is famous for the beauty architecture stations called “undergound palaces of Moscow”. The old, pre-war stations symbolise the industrialization of Russia and also victory and pride of the nation. Some of them are also protected by the state as valuable cultural objects. ( Read more) 

▪ Historical Museum
 The historical museum of Moscow has a vast collection representing every phase of the Russian history. The museum is situated on Red Square and  it has multiple exhibitions. The museum is one of the most popular  in Moscow. (Read more) 

▪ Cuisine

▪ Borsch/Borscht
This beet and cabbage red soup is a delicious belly warmer on Moscow’s colder days, served with or without meat, potato, herbs (usually dill) and a dollop of smetana, Russian sour cream. (Read more) 

▪ Russian Pancakes
Blini are Russia’s version of the thin French crepe and a staple on most Moscovian menus, Typically made with buckwheat for savoury fillings or white flour for sweet toppings. You’ll see accompainiments  of smoked salmon, creamy mushrooms, sour cream, jams and condensad milk.(Read more)

▪ Shashlik/Shashlyik
If sami-raw marineted fish doesn’t suit your tastes, these roasted meats and fish on skewers are hard not to like. As the name suggests, this dish is a form of shish kebab, although the Russian version is served with chunkier portions of Lamb, beef, chicken or salmon and served with an unleavened Bread. (Read more) 

▪ Habits

Russian has a rich tradition of folk tales thats devire from a number os Slavic myths and traditions.  Russian folk characters are very colorful, and they also betray ancient pagan roots: for example, the Baba Yaga is a witch-like old woman who lives in the Forest in a house that rests on chicken legs and surrounded by skulls and bones. (Read more) 

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