100 Interesting facts about Russia
Russia is a transcontinental country, extending halfway around the northern hemisphere and covering much of eastern and north-eastern Europe and the whole of northern Asia
In terms of population, Russia is the ninth largest country in the world, even though it's the world's biggest country
There are 221 museums, 2,000 libraries, more than 80 theaters, 100 concert organizations, 45 galleries, 62 cinemas and 80 club establishments of culture in St Petersburg
Russians never shake hands over a door way, they believe it leads to arguments
Russian language does not include a word for 'the' or 'a' which is good because these often lead to confusion in other languages
Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet instead of the Latin and is one of the 5 most spoken languages in the world
The Urals are the oldest mountains in the world and lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake and the largest reservoir of fresh water on earth
Russia covers 1/7th of the total land of our planet and neighbors more countries than any other country on earth.
Ladoga lake is the largest one in Europe. Its area makes 18 400 sq km, average depth is 51 m, the largest one is up to 230 m.
Moscow is the biggest city in Europe. Population is 10.5 million. Statistic says that Moscow population is expecting to be 16 millions by 2020.
Moscow actually has more billionaires living in the area than any other city in the world. With a total of 74 billionaires, Moscow beats New York City's statistic by three.
The Russian State Library is the biggest in Europe and second in the World after Library of Congress in the USA. The Russian State Library is located in Moscow and was founded in 1862.