Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Approaching 1,000 Views, Thanks to Russia
Russia has accounted for nearly one-tenth of our audience, so we're going to attempt to continue that trend here at Three if by Strike. Plus, with Russia leading Group A in the 2012 Euro Cup, we now have someone to root for.
Russia, the largest country in the world at over 6.5 million square miles, is home to the world's largest reserves of mineral and energy resources. Run by President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, it is home to over 143 million citizens. Their currency is known as Ruble (no, not the cheap vodka), and they drive on the right (correct) side of the road.
Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about why we care so much about Russia. Football. Not American football, either. Russia tied Poland today, 1-1, giving them the lead in Group A by a point over the Czech Republic. Russia will take on a struggling Greece on Saturday, and we'll be watching with pride.