Russian is the most widespread language over Eurasia. It is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia, and to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the Soviet Union.
|How are you?||Как ваши дела?||Kak vashi dela?|
|I am sorry||Извините||Izvinite|
|The check, please||Счет, пожалуйста||Shchot pozhalusta|
|Do you take credit cards?||Вы принимаете кредитные карты?||Vy prinimaete kreditnyje karty?|
|My name is …||Меня зовут …||Men’a zovut …|
|I am from …||Я из …||Ya iz …|
|I don’t understand||Я не понимаю||Ya ne ponimayu|
|How much is it?||Сколько стоит?||Skol'ko stoit?|
|Goodbye||До свидания||Do svidan'ya|
The enormous size of Russia and the remoteness of many areas from the sea result in the dominance of the humid continental climate, which is prevalent in all parts of the country except for the tundra and the extreme southeast. Most of Northern European Russia and Siberia has a subarctic climate, with extremely severe winters in the inner regions of Northeast Siberia and more moderate winters elsewhere. Both the strip of land along the shore of the Arctic Ocean and the Russian Arctic islands have a polar climate. The coastal part of Krasnodar Krai on the Black Sea, most notably in Sochi, possesses a humid subtropical climate with mild and wet winters. The region along the Lower Volga and Caspian Sea coast, as well as some areas of southernmost Siberia, possesses a semi-arid climate.