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10 Fun Facts About Sochi, Russia and a “Blinis” Pancake Recipe Kids Will Love

With a maiden name like Borowski, I’ve heard pretty much every Pollack joke there is. But my ancestors primarily hail from the Ukraine and Russia so I feel a connection to Sochi, host city of the 2014 Winter Olympic games. Here are a few fun facts about my original Motherland that my kids have enjoyed learning: Russia, the largest country in the world, occupies one-tenth of all the land on Earth. It spans 11 time zones across two continents (Europe and Asia) and has coasts on three oceans (the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic). It is almost twice as big as Canada. It has the deepest lake in the world, Lake Baikal (1,700 m or 5,577 ft) in Siberia and it contains more water than any other lake on earth. Amazing when you compare that to Denver, the “Mile High City” at 5,280 fee...