This book is suitable for ages 9 to 14 years. There are over 130 ethnic groups in Russia. From crowded cities to the slower pace of life in the countryside, the everyday lives of modern Russians is revealed in this book. Colorful photos show children at school, family customs, traditional dress, food, and pastimes as well as the difficulties created by Russia's struggling economy. Topics include: Russia through the ages; family life and customs; life in the city and country; school, sports, and pastimes; traditional clothing; and, recipe for 'potato treats'.