Borschch, pirozhki, blini and pelmeni are popular Russian foods, according to About.com. Other classics of Russian cuisine include caviar, shashlyk and rye bread. Russian foods are often accompanied by sour cream, butter and mayonnaise.
Common Russian words include "da," "net" or "nyet," "on," "ya" and "zdravstvuyte." "Da" translates as "yes." "Nyet" or "net" means "no." "On" means "he," while "Ya" means "I." "Zdravstvuyte" translates as "hello." The most common word in Russian is "i," which means "and." As written Russian uses the
Some famous Russian dishes include borscht, a beet soup, and blinys, a Russian-style crepe. Blinys can be made sweet by filling them with fruits, jams or honey, or served savory, filled with ground meat, mushrooms, cottage cheese, cabbage and other vegetables.
The Russian Federation shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, Mongolia and North Korea. Russia is located where eastern Europe meets Asia.
Popular Russian films include "Brother," "Night Watch," "Day Watch" and Andrei Tarkovsky's 1976 science-fiction art-piece "Stalker." As of May 2015, the IMAX 3D film "Stalingrad" is Russia's top-grossing film of all time. This 2013 drama is set during the Battle of Stalingrad, a major turning point
Common Russian traditions include bathing in ice water at Epiphany, celebrating the Russian New Year on Jan. 14 and celebrating Christmas in January. Other common traditions include the festival of Maslenitsa and a Winter Festival held between December and January.
Only one U.S. state, New Hampshire, borders Maine. New Hampshire borders the state on its western side; to the northwest, Maine is bordered by Quebec and on to the northeast, it is bordered by New Brunswick, both of which are Canadian provinces. The Atlantic Ocean borders Maine on the east and south
The following 13 U.S. states share a border with Canada: Alaska, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Washington. Most of them have land borders, but Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan share only water boundaries with Canada
On July 18, 2011, Borders Group Inc. announced its plans to liquidate and close the remainder of its 399 bookstore locations. The liquidation announcement followed the company's bankruptcy filing just months earlier. The final 31 Borders locations closed in September 2011.
The only country that shares a border with Canada is the United States. From coast to coast, southern Canada is bordered by the northern are of the continental United States, and the northwest tip of Canada is bordered by the American state of Alaska.