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Arbat street is an one-kilometer long pedestrian street in the historical centre of Moscow. The Arbat has existed since the 15th century,it`s one of the oldest streets of the Russian capital. It forms the heart of the Arbat District of Moscow. Originally the street formed part of an important trade route and was home to a large number of craftsmen.
Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre in Moscow, designed by architect Joseph Bové, which holds performances of ballet and opera. The oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. The theatre is the parent company of The Bolshoi Ballet Academy, a world-leading school of ballet.
Circus on Tsvetnoi Boulevard was the only circus in Moscow between 1926 and 1971 and still remains the most popular one. Among the famous performers who worked there were the clowns Karandash, Oleg Popov, and Yury Nikulin. In front of the building is a remarkable statue of Nikulin.
Dolgorukiy Yuri was the founder of Moscow. He reigned as Velikiy Kniaz of Kiev from September 1149 to April 1151 and then again from March 1155 to May 1157.
Ecological situation in Russia The analysis of ecological situation in Russia show that the crisis tendencies which appeared in the latest 15 years don’t get over and in several aspects becomes deeper inspite of the taken measures. Russia with its saved huge tracts of forest (almost 65% of the total area of the country) has a very important meaning for ecodinamics. Together with some adjacent areas this massif forms The North Eurasian center of environmental stabilization which is the largest in the world and which importance for biosphere’s reconstruction will increase. However 15% of the territory of Russia on which the main part of the population and industry is concentrated has unsatisfactory ecological condition and ecological safety is not guaranteed here. At that the specific indexes of the negative effects on the environment on the expectation of one person and units of gross domestic product in Russia are one of the highest in the world.
Famous people of Russia The names of Russian scientists and writers, poets, composers and painters are world-famous-Pushkin, Lermontov, Chehov, Levitan. This chain can be endless. It is almost impossible to name a branch of science in the development of which the Russian scientists haven't played the greatest role. Lomonosov, the founder of the Moscow University was an outstanding innovator both in the humanities and sciences. Mendeleev's greatest discovery was the Periodic System of Elements. Popov invented radio. Sechenov and Pavlov were the world's greatest physiologists. Russia is rightly called the mother of aviation and cosmounatics. Names of Tsiolkovsky, Korolov and Gagarin are symbols of new space era.
Griboyedov Aleksander was a Russian diplomat, playwright, poet, and composer. He is recognized as a writer of one book, whose fame rests on the brilliant verse comedy Woe from Wit, still one of the most often staged plays in Russia. He was Russia's ambassador to Persia.
The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest and oldest museums of the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise nearly 3 million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Apart from them, the Menshikov Palace, Museum of Porcelain, Storage Facility at Staraya Derevnya and the eastern wing of the General Staff Building are also part of the museum. The museum has several exhibition centers abroad. The Hermitage is a federal state property. Since 1990, the director of the museum has been Mikhail Piotrovsky.
Isaakievskiy Sobor or Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Russiais the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral (sobor) in the city. It is dedicated to Saint Isaac of Dalmatia, a patron saint of Peter the Great, who had been born on the feast day of that saint.
Kremlin. The Moscow Kremlin is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River, Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square and the Alexander Garden. It is the best known of kremlins and includes four palaces, four cathedrals. The complex serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation
Lomonosov Mikhail Vasilyevich was a polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Lomonosov was also a poet, who created the basis of the modern Russian literary language.
Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation center of Russia and the continent. Moscow is the the most populous city in Europe, and the fifth largest city proper in the world. Was founded in 1147.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. List of works 1820 – Ruslan i Lyudmila 1820–21 – Kavkazskiy plennik 1829 – Poltava 1833 – Medny vsadnik 1825–32 – Yevgeny Onegin 1836 – Kapitanskaya dochka 1841 – Dubrovsky
S aint Petersburg Saint Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great. It is Russia's second largest city after Moscow. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Western and most beautiful city of. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, the largest art museum in the world. A large number of international corporations, banks and other businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer whose works included symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and chamber music. Some of these are amongst the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer whose music made a lasting impression internationally, which he bolstered with appearances as a guest conductor later in his career in Europe and the United States.
Ural Mountains The Urals stretch 2,500 km from the Kazakh steppes along the northern border of Kazakhstan to the coast of the Arctic ocean. The island of Novaya Zemlya forms a further continuation of the chain. Geographically this range marks the northern part of the border between Asian and European sections of the Eurasian continent. Its highest peak is Mount Narodnaya (Poznurr, 1895 m).
Yekaterinburg the city was founded in 1723 by Vasily Tatischev and Georg Wilhelm de Gennin and named after Tsar Peter the Great's wife Catherine I (Yekaterina). The official date of the city's foundation is November 18, 1723. It was granted town status in 1796.
Zoo. The Moscow Zoo was founded in 1864 In 1990, the zoo was renovated. Notable additions include a new main entrance in the shape of a large rock castle. The Moscow zoo has over 6000 animals about 1000 species and covers an area of about 22 hectares. The zoo studies animals behaviour, feeding and reproduction.