World Countries Flashcards for kids -Russia fact cards for kids



It is the largest country in the world by area, which stretches over a vast expanse of eastern Europe and northern Asia.


Official name: Russian Federation

Capital: Moscow

Official Language: Russian

Currency: Russian Ruble

Continent: Asia & Europe

Population: 147.2 million

Major rivers: The Volga river, the Yenisei river, The Lena River, The Amur

Major Cities: Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk

Major Mountains: Mount Elbrus, Mount Dykh-Tau, Mount Koshtan Tau

National Bird: The Eagle

National Tree: The Siberian Larch

National Animal: The Eurasian Brown Bear

National Flower: The Chamomile



Major landforms of Russia include the Caucasus Mountains, Altai Mountains, Ural Mountains, Mount Elbrus, Kamchatka Peninsula, Siberian Plain, Siberian Plateau, and the Stanovoy Mountains. Russia has around 100,000 rivers, including some of the longest and most powerful in the world. It also has many lakes, including Ladoga and Onega, and Lake Baikal, which contains more water than any other lake on Earth.

With an area of over 17 million km, Russia thus does not have a uniform climate. Temperatures within the elongated country are subject to extreme fluctuations. Most of the country has a continental climate, with long, cold winters and brief summers. There is a wide range of summer and winter temperatures and relatively low precipitation. January temperatures are in the range of 6°C on the southeastern shore of the Black Sea.


The Russians are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe, who share a common Russian ancestry, culture, and history. Roughly 81% of the population were ethnic Russians, and the remaining 19% of the population were ethnic minorities.

Russians consider themselves a well-educated nation. They read a lot of books. Russians are also very fond of live performances at the theatre. Russian culture is steeped in literature, ballet, painting, and classical music.

Pelmeni is considered the national dish of Russia. They are pastry dumplings are typically filled with minced meat and wrapped in a thin, pasta-like dough. The most common food is bread. Potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and beets.


The flag of the Russian Federation is a tricolor flag consisting of three equal horizontal fields: white on the top, blue in the middle, and red on the bottom. The blue color stands for the faithfulness, honesty, and chastity of the people of Russia. The red color symbolizes the courage and the love of the Russian people. The white color stands for the frankness and nobility of the Russian citizens.


The major tree species that make up the forests in the Russian Federation are larch, pine, Siberian pine, spruce, oak, beech, birch, and aspen. Russian Lotus, Fern leaf Peony, Siberian Fawn Lily, Viola Incisa, Lady Slipper Orchid, and Golden Root are some flowers seen in Russia.

Indigenous fauna includes the arctic fox, reindeer, white hare, lemming, and common and willow ptarmigan. Typical animals are the wildcat and saiga antelope; lizards, snakes, and tortoises are common. Endangered Russian Animals are Amur Leopard, Saiga Antelope, Persian Leopard, Siberian Tiger, and North Pacific Right Whale. Some Native birds are Siberian Nuthatch, Watercock, Bohemian Waxwing, and Ward’s Trogon.



The national sport of Russia is Bandy. Bandy is the traditional sport of Russia and it is the ancestor of ice hockey. The game is informally called Russian Hockey. Football, tennis, volleyball, Rugby, Ice hockey, and chess are some of the popular sports in Russia.


Lenin Monument: It is the giant head of a statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin. He was the founder of the Russian Communist Party and land leader of the Bolshevik Revolution. his cast bronze sculpture of Vladimir Lenin was created by Emil Venkov. Weighing over 7 tons and 16 feet tall, the sculpture took ten years to complete and is truly unique.

Kremlin Red Square: Red Square is the largest and most famous square in Russia. Standing in Red Square, you can see the most significant buildings in the capital: The Kremlin, the GUM department store, the State History Museum, Lenin's Mausoleum, and of course, St Basil’s Cathedral.

St. Basil’s Cathedral: Saint Basil's Cathedral is a church, museum, and architectural icon in Moscow. The cathedral was built under the orders of Ivan IV, the Tsar (ruler) of Russia. The church has onion-shaped domes so that it allows snow to slide down and not sustain on top. The cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The church of the savior on spilled blood: The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is a Russian Orthodox church in Saint Petersburg, Russia which currently functions as a secular museum and church at the same time. The structure was constructed between 1883 and 1907. It is one of Saint Petersburg's major attractions.

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