100 Interesting facts about Russia

Russia-Science

Science

The father of modern American television was Russian electronic engineer and inventor, Vladimir Zvorykin, who emigrated to the United States in 1919.

Russia-Geography

Geography

In January16, 1820, Russian expedition led by Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discovered Antarctica.

Russia-science

science

Russian chemist, Dmitrii Mendeleev, created the periodic table of elements by arranging them according to scientific laws. The whole world uses this periodic table.

Russia-Science

Science

The most famous computer game –Tetris – was created by Russian programmer Alexei Pazhitnov in 1985. The game, first available in the Soviet Union, appeared in the West in 1986.

Russia-Culture

Culture

Russia has some of the best art institutions in the world, like Bolshoi Theater and Pushkin Art Gallery in Moscow, and Mariinsky Theater and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg

Russia-Administration

Administration

The administrative divisions in Russia include 21 autonomous republics, 49 oblasts or provinces, 6 territories (kray), 10 autonomous regions (okrug) and 1 autonomous oblast

Russia-Geography

Geography

For Russians, Ural is a jewellery box with precious stones, because more than 200 minerals and precious stones are in the depths of these mountains (asbestos, rock crystals, malachite, beryl, jasper, zircon, gold)

Russia-Moscow

Moscow

The world’s largest bell, the Tsar Kolokol bell, can be found at the Kremlin. The bell was made in 1735 and cracked soon afterwards. It has never been rung. It is 6.14m high and weighs 223 tons!

Russia-Moscow

Moscow

Moscow metro is the fastest means of transport, trains are scheduled for every 90 seconds in a rush hour

Russia-St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

There are about 176 operating fountains (including 40 huge fountains) and 5 cascades in Peterhof, located in the suburbs of St.Petersburg

Russia-St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

About 100 festivals and competitions of different trends of culture and art including 50 international ones are held every year in St. Petersburg

Russia-Economy

Economy

Russia is the second biggest oil exporter in the world

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