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Why Am I Proud of My Country?

I live in Russian Federation and I am very proud of my country. First of all Russian Federation is the biggest country in the world. It occupies about one seventh of earth surface. Its total area about 17 million square kilometers.

Lots of famous people were born in Russia: writers, painters, musicians, scientists sportsmen. Our writers are known all over the world. For example Pushkin. His 200-year anniversary is celebrated all over the world. Lev Tolstoys War and Peace

Became the favorite book for lots of people. In lots of Museums in the world there are collections of paintings of our painters: Vasnetsov, Levitan, Perov, Aivazovsky.

We have good traditions in music. Our composers Tchaikovky, Glinka, Prokofiev are very popular. And our modern rock groups are giving concerts abroad. E.G. Mumiy Troll is giving concerts in London and New York. Our famous pop singer Philip Kirkorov has been awarded at big festival.

Our country is very powerful one. Our armies won lots of war. And we won the greatest war.

Nowdays Russia is in crisis. In economical and political ones. But i believe that it will finish soon and Russia will rise again.

Books in my life.

A book is one of the greatest wonders of world. Why are so many people fond of reading? The world of books is full of wonders. Together with the characters of books you can find yourself in different and countries, have a lot of adventures. The book is a faithful friend. They form our values and characters. We try to look like the characters of your favourite books: to be brave, honest, not to be silly and greedy, to be real friends. We enjoyed the beauty and wisdom of fairy-tales and fables when we were babies and Granny read them. They taught us to be kind, clever, hardworking, to understand other people and help them. They teach us to understand the beauty of nature, take care of it, to love our motherland.

Books have been with us since childhood. Who hasnt read Alice in the wonderland, Mowgli? Who hasnt travelled with Marry Poppins to her imaginary world? Who hasnt imagined himself to be Robinson Crusoe on the deserted island?

I have read a lot of interesting books, but my favourite book is The adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. This well-known book is popular with the children all over the world.

The main character of the book is Tom Sawyer, who lived in a small town on the Mississippi River. He was a boy with a wild imagination. He and his friends often dreamed of different adventures. Tom was naughty, kind and brave. Besides he was noble. I like this boy because he teaches us to be true friends.

If you are not fond of reading, take a book to your liking or borrow it from the library and read it. Books are worth reading. They are our good friends.

Sports in my life.

I you want to feel fit youd better go in for one kind of sport or another. I should admit that everyone must do all he can to be healthy. Good health is better than the best medicine. You have a sound mind in a sound body as the old Latin saying goes. The English proverb Sickness in the body brings sickness to the mind expresses a similar idea but from different point of view. All kinds of physical exercises are very useful to make our bodies strong and to keep ourselves fit and healthy. To tell the truth I dont do sports regularly and it is not an essential part of my daily life. In the morning I don't do any exercises. In summer I go swimming as there is a beautiful river with pure water where my Granny lives. In winter, its rather long at our place, I should say, I prefer toboganning (There is nothing like the sight of a winter forest - a real fairy-tale). I like to ride the bike and toboganning in winter. Mum says that Im to old to do it, why not after all? I shouldnt call myself a sports fan. Of course , I like to watch sports competitions on TV . Fortunately , they show different ones - football , basketball . I like tennis tournaments very much . I think , its a very intelligent kind of sport for clever thinking people . Also I like skiing championships , biathlon , swimming . But what I like most is football . The best games are showed on TV. I like basketball too. I came to know that modern basketball appeared in 1891 in the USA. The originator, John Naismith was a coach at the college. He invented the baskets and the rules of the game. Since then basketball has be become very popular and is spread all over the world. It is the sport of strong tall men, the sport of giants.

: 9/02/2007