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Friday, 2 March 2018

Russia Interesting Facts

Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for Moscow's Bolshoi and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky ballet companies. Let's look at some interesting facts about Mother Russia:

77% of Russia is made up of Siberia.

Each Russian consumes about 18 liters of alcohol per year which is double what experts consider dangerous.

There are 9 million more women in Russia than men.

There are over 500 000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia every year.

A Russian woman in the 1700s gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets in just 40 years with the same man.

The USA purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7,2 million.

The oldest plant to ever be regenerated has been grown in Russia from 32 000-year-old seeds.

Japan and Russia still haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the Kuril Islands dispute.

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

There was a "Beard Tax" in Russia, during Peter the Great's Reign, paid by anyone who had a beard.

There is a museum in Russia that hires cats to protect the artworks against rodents.

The word “vodka” comes from the Russian word “voda” that means “water”.

Lake Karachay in Russia is the most radioactive and polluted lake in the world.

About 25% of Russians die before the age of 55 and the Vodka is to blame for it.

It is a criminal offense to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.

Wealthy Russians hire fake ambulances to beat Moscow's traffic.

In Russia, during times of economic disparity or high inflation, teachers can be paid in Vodka.

20% of the world's unfrozen fresh water is in a single lake: Russia's Lake Baikal.

Apple Is Worth More Than The Entire Russian Stock Market.
Russia has over 8400 nuclear weapons, more than any other country.

In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia, and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.

The motto of Russia's nuclear strike missile force is: "After us, it is silence."

The dialing code for Russia is 007.

Russia has 800,000 faith healers but only 640,000 doctors.

In Russia, there's a "Temple of all Religions" which serves as a peaceful combination of different cultures.

There's a monument to the laboratory mouse in Siberia, Russia.

Texas, New York, and California all have economies bigger than Russia.

The current Russian president, Vladimir Putin's grandfather worked as a chef for Stalin and Lenin, and Rasputin.

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