In the same secondary school course (11 years school qualification is mandatory in Russia) they study world literature, world music, and world geography.
Movie theatres are also becoming popular in Russia and they are equipped with the latest sound systems.It's a great achievement for the country where atheism was the official state religion for more than 70 years. They appreciate Christian moral values but do not follow them. Russians are more aware of horoscopes than the Bible.Church service in Russia can be attended any day of the week and performed every day 2 or 3 times (early morning at 3 a.m., then at 8 a.m. People usually attend the church just to "light a candle" and quickly pray.Church survives selling candles and reminder notes and charging for services such as baptizing, weddings and funerals. A couple has to register their marriage with government authorities first to be allowed to have church ceremony performed.Medical aid and education in Russia are free, though Russians joke that education becomes less and less free with every year.Red Square and GUM department store is the very center of Moscow and indeed, of Russia.