THE REPUBLIC OF KOMI.
We live in the Komi Republic. Our republic lies in the north of our country near the Urals. The population of the republic is about 1 million people; among them: Komi, the Russians, the Ukrainians, the German, and many others. Some people speak Komi language. There are many nationalities in our republic and all the nationalities have equal rights. They live in friendship.
The republic is bounded by the Kirov region in the south, by the Arkhagelskaya region in the north and in the west, by the Komi-Perm national district and the Tumen region in the east. It is not washed by any seas. There are no high mountains in our republic (the highest of them are the North Urals). But the republic has many rivers; the Sysola, the Vychegda, the Pechora and others. The Pechora is the longest river. It is rich in fish. The climate is cold and it is difficult to develop agriculture in the north. There are state farms in the republic. There are no collective farms. They grow cabbage, potatoes and carrots, they don’t grow wheat and fruits. We develop industry in our republic. In Syktyvkar we produce paper, in Vorkuta coal is mined. Our republic is rich in forests, gas and oil.
Syktyvkar is the capital of our republic. Other large towns are: Vorkuta, Ukhta, Pechora, Inta. I love our republic.
1. Does the Komi Republic lie in the south of Russia?
2. The Komi Republic is washed by the Arctic Ocean, isn’t it?
3. What is the population of the KR?
4. Do all the people in the KR speak Komi language?
5. What regions is our republic bounded by?
6. Is the climate mild in our republic?
7. There are many rivers in our republic, aren’t there?
8. Are there high mountains in our republic?
9. Do the state farms grow wheat and fruit?
10. What is our republic rich in?
Syktyvkar is the capital of the Komi Republic. It is the political, cultural and administrative centre of the republic. Syktyvkar is more than 200 years old, but it looks very young.
There are many new houses and streets in the town. Kommunisticheskaya Street is the main street in Syktyvkar. There are many buildings, different shops, hotels, cafes in this street.
There is also the Teacher’s Training Institute, the State University, the Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Railway Station, the Department Store.
The Stephanovskaya Square is the main square in Syktyvkar. Here we can see the Post office, the House of Ministers, where our Government sits.
Syktyvkar is a large town. More than 200 thousand people live in it. There are many museums and monuments, the National gallery, the History Museum, the Art museum and some others: there are monuments to Kuratov, Savin, there are also monuments to those who died, struggling fan our country in the Great Patriotic war and to people who took part in the Afgan war.
There are not many factories in Syktyvkar. They produce paper, sweets, books, make clothes, bake bread and so on.
Syktyvkar is a beautiful town, very green in summer and white in winter.
I like Syktyvkar very much.
1. Is Syktyvkar a very big city?
2. How old is Syktyvkar?
3. What river does Syktyvkar stand on?
4. What can we see in the main street of Syktyvkar?
5. Are there theatres, museums, monuments in Syktyvkar?
6. What is the main square in Syktyvkar?
7. Is Syktyvkar a green town?
8. Is Syktyvkar an industrial centre?
9. Is Syktyvkar your native town?
10. Where can you study after school?