100 Interesting facts about Russia
The western Siberian Plain is the largest plain on earth.
The Neva River in St Petersburg is the shortest and deepest European river.
The Hermitage is one of the world's largest museums. The museum contains three million works of art from the Stone Age to the Modern Day.
Carl Faberge, the famous goldsmith, designed a number of Easter Eggs for the Russian royal family.
Rasputin was an unscrupulous mystic who was able to check the haemophilia of the heir to the throne. He gained influence over the Czarina and her husband, the Czar, Nicholas II.
The Russian royal family was executed in Yekaterinburg in 1918.
The Moscow State Circus has been in existence for two hundred years and was given strong support during the Communist era.
Petrograd was the name of St. Petersburg during period August, 1914 — February, 1924
As per the 1993 constitution, Russia has a democratic and federal government system, which stands divided into executive, legislative and judicial branches.
In Russia men never give an even amount of flowers to a lady it is a bad luck and is associated with funerals
Russians usually wear a wedding ring on the right hand.
Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour holds around 5,000-6,000 at one time and is the tallest Eastern Orthodox church in the world and currently the largest operating Orthodox Church in the world.