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Culture of Russia

People in Russia speak the Russan language. The linguistic diversity of Russia is vaguely diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Russia is 0.2485. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 73.8% of Russia's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Russia. The rate of urbanization in Russia is considered to be -0.2. The negative rate of urbanization in Russia indicates a lack of economic strength and stability in that nation’s cities. This could indicate that investment in this nation’s industries is a gamble; decreasing urbanization could result in a lack of labor for large business projects. According to data on inbound tourists in Russia, 30,792,000 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Russia is called 'Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii', which in English means 'State Hymn of the Russian Federation'. It was adopted in 2000. The lyrics have been written by Sergey Mikhalkov and the music has been composed by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.

Fast food

The first McDonalds in Russia was opened on 31 January 1990, and it was located in Pushkin Square, Moscow. At the moment Russia has 510 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 27% of the population of Russia are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Russia consume 3.6 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 37.6% beer, 11.4% wine, 51% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Russia is pelmeni. Other national dishes include shchi, pirogi, pirozhki.