Russia Today Research Paper

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The country Russia encompasses one-eight of our Earth’s surface. The country covers eleven-time zones and is bordered by 14 countries to include Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea, and China. Russias wide variety of culture is consistently growing and changing dating back to ancient Russia, 800-1200, to modern day Russia, 1991-present. I have had many experiences with fellow countries and have been consistently impressed on their education and cultural awareness to include the majority of them speaking English as a second language. This has inspired me to broaden my knowledge on major, powerful countries of the world. A better understanding of Russian…show more content…
The first thing to know about Russia is their local etiquettes, language, and customs. The Russian federation official language is Russian. Since Russia is bordered by 14 countries, 80% of Russians first language is Russian, but towards the borders there are over 100 minority languages and dialects. The closer you get to the cosmopolitan areas of the country you will find that they speak English as a second language. When visiting a Russian home be sure to remove your coat and shoes to not disrespect the host. Additionally, bring a small gift when visiting a home. A well perceived gift would be flowers for the host. With flowers ensure that you give an odd number of flowers and avoid yellow flowers, for even numbers represent burials and yellow flowers are considered bad luck. When dining Russians eat in accordance with European fashion. Forks will be held and utilized with the left hand and knives in the right. Hands should always be visible, wrists on the edge of the table, as a sign of respect and proper table manners. The last thing I will cover about etiquettes and customs is Russian religion. Although Russia consists of multiple ethnicities, 75 percent of the country practices Christianity. Majority of the population attends the Russian Orthodox church. When dressing for church women must wear a cover on their head and shoulders. Men must remove head gear before entering…show more content…
The Russian military is broken down into six branches. Russia has ground troops known as Sukhoputnyve Voyskia, the Navy known as Voyenno-Morskoy Flot, the Air Force named Voyenno-Vozdushniye Sily, Airborne Troops called Vozdushno-Desantnyye Voyska, Missile Troops of Strategic Purpose (Raketnyve Voyska Strategicheskogo Naznacheniya), Aerospace Defense Troops (Voyska Vozdushno-Kosmicheskoy Oborony). 142,355,415 is the total population in the country of Russia. Of that, 3,371,027 personnel serves in the military. Not only do they have one of the largest militaries, they have the wide spectrum of capabilities to coincide. One of Russias major capabilities is the 3,794 aircraft in stock varying from attack, fighters, transport, attack helicopters, and training aircraft. The Army is composed of 5 tank divisions, 16 motorized rifle divisions, 5 machine gun and artillery divisions, 3 artillery divisions and 4 independent artillery brigades, 9 special forces brigades, 12 surface to surface missile brigades, 11 surface to air missile brigades, 5 antitank brigades, and 1 engineer brigade. The Navy is composed of four fleets. The fleets are spread across the Northern, Pacific, Black Sea, and Baltic. Each Fleet owns a fleet air force and includes naval infantrymen. Those infantrymen are the Russian Marines for a total of 9,500 fighters. Russia is also one of the few

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