Country: Russia for Elementary Grades
On these sites you can learn about Russia’s geography, language, culture, food, and history. Listen to the Russian national anthem, learn the Russian alphabet, or read about the Tsars. There are also online games, quizzes, maps, audio files, and many photographs of Russian people and places.
CIA World Factbook: Russia
This site contains factual information about Russia. Learn about the people, geography, government, economy, and more.
This site has images of Russia's national, regional, governmental, and military flags. There is also information on the history of the Russian Federation and its republics. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Xpeditions: The Riddle of the Russian Lights
This site has students understand what an astronaut sees, and why an astronaut might see a string of lights across southern Russia. The site includes series of maps of the country with different sets of information. Scroll down to the "Your Mission" heading to begin reading the article. NOTE: This site includes ads and sponsored links.
National Geographic: Atlas: Russia
Here is a map of Russia, including an enlarged printable version.
Quia: Russian Test
Try these several online games that test your knowledge of the Russian language. Various skill levels are represented. NOTE: This site requires that Java be installed on your computer in order for it to run.
BBC: Country Profile: Russia
This country profile includes quick facts, an overview of Russia, and information about its leaders and media. There is also a picture of the Russian flag, timeline of key events in Russian history, and an audio file of the national anthem. NOTE: This site includes ads and links to social networking sites.
BBC: Russia: Key Facts
Here are some key facts about Russia's population, economy, and energy resources. Included are graphs comparing Russia to other developed countries.
Fact Monster: Russia
Read this online encyclopedia entry about Russia. Use the links at the bottom to read about the land, people, economy, and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
President of Russia: The National Anthem of Russia
Click on "Listen to the National Anthem" near the bottom left of the page to hear the anthem.
Fact Monster: Almanac: Russia
This site for kids has information about Russia's history, geography, government, and culture. Includes a map and a picture of the Russian flag. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Enchanted Learning: Russia
This site has many pages about Russia you can print out. Includes a Russian flag, map, and many pages that show common Russian words. NOTE: This site includes ads.
ThinkQuest: The Golden Ring of Russia
Follow the guide of the interactive map to explore these old towns of Russia.
Travel for Kids
This site includes a simple introduction about Russia and one of its famous cities, St. Petersburg.
Learn the Cyrillic symbols and sounds that make up the Russian alphabet. Click on the green squares to hear examples of words and phrases. The links on the left-hand side lead to other language lessons, word lists, and pronunciation tips. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Online Map Quiz
Play this online map quiz and test your geographic knowledge about Russia and its neighboring countries.
PBS: Face of Russia
After entering the site, click on "Timeline" to learn about art during different periods in Russian history. Click on "References" for some lesson plans. Includes images, video, and audio clips. NOTE: The "Forums" link includes unmoderated discussion boards.
The Empire that Was Russia
Browse this collection of photographs from Imperial Russia. There are many high resolution images taken before the Bolshevik Revolution.
The Moscow Kremlin
Learn more about the different buildings contained within the Kremlin in Moscow, including the famous Red Square.
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