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Moscow, Russia

Russia

Where will you visit:

You’ll fly into Russia and take the train to Moscow; first stop Red Square, which separates the Kremlin, the former royal citadel and currently the official residence of the President of Russia, from a historic merchant quarter known as Kitai-gorod.

You’ll start by visiting the tomb of Vladimir Lenin, the marxist revolutionary and communist politician who led the October Revolution of 1917, then head on to the Kremlin.

The Kremlin sits overlooking the Moskva river and serves as the official residence of the President of the Russian Federation. The site has been continuously inhabited since the 2nd century BC, and now contains four palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin towers. The Cathedral of the Dormition was completed in 1479 to be the main church of Moscow and where all the Tsars were crowned.

Leaving the Kremlin, after a quick stop at Gorky Park, you’ll take a chopper to Kazan to visit Europe’s largest Mosque Kul Sharif. Originally, the mosque was built in the 16th century. however in 1552, during the storm of Kazan it was destroyed by Ivan The Terrible.  Since 1996 the mosque has been rebuilt in Kazan Kremlin and it’s inauguration on July 24, 2005 marked the beginning of celebrations dedicated to the Millennium of Kazan.

 

Some questions you could ask about Russia:

  • What is Russia’s largest city and how many people live there?
  • What can you find out about Russian space exploration?

Some questions you could ask about Health and Wellbeing:

  • What do you do to make yourself feel better if you are tired or out of sorts?
  • What outside activities do you really enjoy doing?

 

Some of this information has been republished with the permission of the NZ Health Promotion Agency for use in the NZ Healthiest Schools Challenge 2018

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