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Russia Facts –Interesting Random Facts About Russia

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Russia Facts –Interesting Random Facts About Russia
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Russia Facts –Interesting Random Facts About Russia


Russia is the largest country in the world and is 1.8 times the size of the US. Not as powerful as the erstwhile Soviet Union, it still considered a major power with a say in the day to day affairs of the world. It is also a permanent member of the UNO. The nation inspires awe and even fears because of its gargantuan size and often bigger than life achievements. Let’s explore more facts about Russia. Russia is a nation which is located in Eurasia and is the largest country in the word.

1. It occupies one-sixth of the Earth’s land mass and is bigger than the size of Pluto.

2. There are eleven time zones in Russia. Moscow time is three hours ahead of GMT and 8 hours ahead of EST.

3. The official language of Russia is Russian, but there are 27 other languages which are spoken across the vast expanse of the nation.

4. The Trans-Siberian Railway is the worlds single longest railway and passes through eight time zones in its 5700 miles.

5. The Red Square is not a symbol of Communism, but its genesis is from the word “Krasnyi,” which once meant “beautiful.”

6. Russian language does not have a word for ‘the’ or ‘a’ and uses Cyrillic alphabet instead of Latin. Russian is one among the five most spoken languages in the world.

7. The Russian capital Moscow boasts more billionaires than any other city in this world.

8. Lake Karachay, a lake in the southern Ural Mountains in central Russia was the dumping ground for radioactive wastes and is said to be the most polluted place in the world. A person standing near its vicinity could be killed in an hour.
9. Russia is the ninth largest country in the world, and the gender ratio in Russia is currently 86.8 men per 100 women.

10. The nation boasts 221 museums and one of its greatest is The Hermitage, in St Petersburg. It has almost 14 miles of marble corridors. It is composed of six massive buildings and has over 2 million exhibits inside and was built by Catherine the Great in 1764.

11. Russia is home to the coldest place in the world, Oymyakon which recorded a temperature of 67.7 °C on February 6, 1933.

12. Russia is planning to build a 12400-mile super highway linking the Atlantic with the Pacific.

13. The river Volga is the longest river in Europe flows from Northern Russia into the Caspian Sea.

14. Siberia accounts for more than half of Russia’s territory but is home to just 20% of the population.

15. Siberia accounts for more than 25% of the world’s forests.

16. The Mongols controlled Russia from 1240 to 1380 and in 1547 Ivan IV, a Moscow Prince adopted the title of Caeser or Czar in Russian and established the Russian Empire by consolidating the fragmented lands into a semblance of a nation which we know as Siberia.

17. Russians love to drink and are the fourth largest consumers of liquor. Vodka is the most popular Russian drink and is derived from the word “Voda” which means water for its colorless appearance. Every Russian consumes 18 liters of alcohol every year.

18. More than 500,000 alcohol related deaths in Russia every year.

19. Moscow’s Metro is one of the most beautiful mass rapid transport systems in the world. It is believed that there is another secret Metro-2 which links the Military bunkers. Moscow Metro is the third busiest metros in the world. More than 6 million people ride the Metro each day.

20. USA had purchased Alaska from Russia for just $7.2 million in 1867.

21. Beer was not categorized as an alcoholic drink till 2013 in Russia.

22. Japan and Russia have not signed a peace treaty to end World War II because of the question of Kuril Islands in the Far East.

23. 20% of the unfrozen fresh water lies in the Baikal Lake in Siberia.

24. Natural Gas and oils is pumped from the far North and North East by pipes.

25. Russian pipelines can go round the globe six times.

26. Soviet Union had launched the first satellite of the world named Sputnik. It also was the first nation to sends the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin.

27. The mother tongue of the Soviet Dictator Stalin was Georgian.

28. The Russian and Americans are separated by just 4 kilometers at their closest point.

29. St. Petersburg Metro is the world’s deepest subway at about 100 m deep.
The city of St. Petersburg has three times as many bridges as Venice.

30. Moscow has the largest number of McDonald’s restaurant in the world.