Good, morning, dear children, and dear guests. We are very glad to see you at our
project lesson “Welcome to Russia”. Every year a lot of people visit Russia. Our
country is fantastic. There are many different reasons for traveling to Russia. Russia is
one of the biggest countries in the world. It has its own symbols and emblems. It is a
country of very old traditions. Today at the lesson we are going to present a guide book
for foreign tourists “Welcome to Russia”. There will be 4 projects – 4 pages of this
guide book. They will help the foreigners to know and understand Russia, Russian people,
and their lifestyle, the Russian personality traits and some interesting facts about
Russia, about our republic Tatarstan, about our hometown Leninogorsk and finally, about
our second home – school №7.
Let’s begin the presentation of the first page of our guide – book “Welcome to
Russia”. The best way to discover Russia is to visit Russia. You will see wonderful
sights, blue lines of rivers, blue mirrors of the lakes and seas, green plains and forests
and high mountains. Our country is huge in size. I think you will enjoy every minute of
our tour. We are sure that our guide book will be very useful for the foreigners.
RUSSIA is one of the biggest countries in the world. It is situated in
Europe and Asia. Its total area is over 17 million square kilometers. The population of
Russia is about 150 million people.
Russia has a double- headed eagle as its symbol. It was introduced in Russia in 1497 by
Tsar Ivan III.
The national flag of Russia is made up of three stripes: white, blue and red. The white
stripe symbolizes nobility (величие) and revelation (откровение).
The blue stripe symbolizes courage (смелость), generosity
(благородство) and love. The red stripe symbolizes loyalty
(преданность) and honesty.
According to old traditions a guest should always be welcomed with the symbol of life –
giving food – bread and salt.
The beauty of the ancient towns, their historical and architectural monuments attract
tourists from all over the world.