‘Hakasha’ and ‘Karachay-Cherkesha’ Tell American Kids About Russia

PHOTO by Russian-American Youth Association / Facebook

Posted on Kids Learning Tube's YouTube channel, the five-minute video describes Russia’s 85 provinces, regions and republics. The three federal cities – Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sevastopol – are also mentioned in the video.

VIDEO by Kids Learning Tube / YouTube

The animated subjects of the Federation pose as themselves. At the same time the pronunciation of the names of some of the areas in English sound odd to the Russian ear. For example, thanks to the authors, Karachay-Cherkessia sounds more like “Cherkesha” and Khakassia like “Hakasha.” Apart from this, the presentation of Russia’s federal structure in the video is quite accurate.