, A Beautiful Place
people have asked me about it, and I
understand why. It is an interesting and
Philippova from Russia
want to tell you about Siberia. Sometimes people
have asked me about it, and I understand why. It is
an interesting and beautiful place.
is a huge territory in Russia. It is more than half
of Russia and is 4,000 miles wide. Western Siberia
stretches from the Ural Mountains to the Yenisey
River. Eastern Siberia extends from there to the
Pacific coast. Most of this area is a forest with
animals and birds.
me, the best place in Siberia is Lake Baical. It is
the largest lake in the world. It is more than
2,000 feet deep and the water is absolutely
the autumn, the forests in Siberia are full of
mushrooms and berries. Many people like picking
mushrooms, but that is not as simple as you might
think. Old people who used to live in the villages
knew places where you could pick lots of mushrooms.
Some mushrooms grow in colonies. If you find one,
you only need to look around because nearby you'll
find more of them.
when picking mushrooms, it is important not to
choose the wrong kind. You have to be careful
because some mushrooms are poisonous even though
they look good. The smell can help you choose them,
because good mushrooms smell very
people are very friendly and hospitable. If someone
invites you home for dinner, you'll soon be full.
You should try everything the host is having.
from Victoria Philippova
I went into the country in winter with my
friends on a snowmobile.
someone wants to visit Siberia, it is not a
problem, but you must speak Russian. If not, your
trip could be very difficult. Usually Siberian
people have a special version of the Russian
language. Sometimes they use old words. It is a
beautiful and melodic language.
Russian language doesn't have dialects, but it has
accents. For example, the people from Siberia speak
quickly, and the people from Western Russia speak
slowly and expansively (especially in St.
Petersburg). But we can understand each
climate there depends on the territory. Some places
have very comfortable climates with hot summers and
cold winters. In my opinion, the best season is
spring, when nature wakes up after a long winter.
It is the time for blossoms and love. Birds come
back from other warm countries. Trees become
dressed in green foliage. The sun becomes warm and
the days are longer. The mood is wonderful and
people smile a lot. It is an amazing
winter, you have opportunity for sports. The most
popular sport in winter in Russia is cross-country
skiing. During weekends, many people go into the
country and ski. Noses freeze and cheeks sting, but
people continue to enjoy these times.
from Victoria Philippova
freeze and cheeks sting, but people
continue to enjoy these times.
I went into the country in winter with my friends
on a snowmobile. The temperature was very cold;
about -35 degrees C (That is -21 F.) is not unusual
there, but we really enjoyed those times. After we
returned, we had cups of hot tea to keep away the
you have the opportunity to go to Siberia, you
should go. You will never forget
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