100 Interesting facts about Russia

Russia-Georgaphy

Georgaphy

The Trans Siberian from Vladivostok to Moscow will take you 152 hours and 27 minutes if you do it non-stop

Russia-Geography

Geography

In Russian city Oimyakon lowest temperature of air is registered in year 1933 was -67.7 °C

Russia-Science

Science

Russia was the first to send dog Laika in to space.

Russia-Culture

Culture

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

Russia-Metro

Metro

During the Second World War metro stations were used as air-raid shelter. 150 people were born there

Russia-Georgaphy

Georgaphy

There are 7 towns in the Golden Ring of Russia.

Russia-Culture

Culture

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-Culture

Culture

Russia has 40 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and 23 World Heritage Sites.

Russia-Population

Population

There are approximately 10 million more woman than men in Russia.

Russia-MOSCOW

MOSCOW

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

Russia-HISTORY

HISTORY

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,

Russia-GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

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.

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