Russia occupies a large territory. It stretches almost 10, 000 kilometers from east to west and nearly 5, 000 kilometers from north to south. Its population is 150, 000, 000 million people.
From spring till autumn the sun never sets over Russia: in Kaliningrad people see it sitting in the Baltic, while in Kamchatka it rises out of the Pacific Ocean at the same time. People in our country see the New Year in eleven times in one night.
If you begin to travel in the Far East by air and fly 8, 000 kilometers towards the west, you will land in Moscow at the same hour on the same day that you left the Far East.
It is a wonderful sight to see our country from the window of an airplane. One can hardly imagine a country more interesting than Russia.
Siberia covers millions of square kilometers. By air, you fly over mountains, endless forests, large and small rivers, railways, and motorways. You leave behind the lights of young and small towns, plants and factories. Siberia is a region of untold riches.
Further west are the Ural Mountains, the border between Asia and Europe.
The Urals are rich in different minerals.
The country’s European part covers the territory from the Urals to the Baltic Sea. The largest cities of the Russia are situated between the Black Sea in the south and the White Sea in the north. Such is our country from East to West. There is no other country in which the climate differs so much from one part to another. When it is still winter in the northern regions of our country the first warm days arrive in the south. In the central regions snow storms and cold weather dominate, while in the south people begin to think of spring crops. In the same season nature looks different in different parts of our country.
Russia is rich in oil, coal, iron, gold, silver and other minerals.