100 Interesting facts about Russia
The Trans Siberian from Vladivostok to Moscow will take you 152 hours and 27 minutes if you do it non-stop
In Russian city Oimyakon lowest temperature of air is registered in year 1933 was -67.7 °C
Russia was the first to send dog Laika in to space.
The Russian Orthodox Church still uses the old Julian calendar; therefore, its Christmas celebration falls on January 7th, 13 days behind the West. It's a day of both solemn ritual and joyous celebration
During the Second World War metro stations were used as air-raid shelter. 150 people were born there
There are 7 towns in the Golden Ring of Russia.
Vodka was introduced in Russia in the period from 1448 to 1474. Less than 100 years later the first «czar tavern» was set up in Moscow.
Russia has 40 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and 23 World Heritage Sites.
There are approximately 10 million more woman than men in Russia.
310 km is the total length of 12 Moscow metro lines. 182 stations serve almost 10,000 trains. Average length of a trip is 13 km
In the 18th century, Russia was the 3rd largest empire in earth’s history; it covered the area from Poland in Europe to Alaska in North America,
During the last days of June, a phenomenon known as the «White Nights» can be seen in parts of Russia. It is a time when night remains bright as the sun does not sink below the horizon.