22 Most Interesting Facts about Russia

22 Most Interesting Facts about Russia

Shocking facts about Russian Federation

All countries have their own uniqueness and you can find lot of interesting facts about them. Russia is a very interesting country, because you can find million interesting facts about our country. In this article we will show you some of the most interesting facts about Russia and Russians. Some facts you may know, some of them should definitely surprise you.

Interesting fact 1. Russia is the largest country in the world, with an area 17,075,400 square kilometers. This is roughly equal to the area of the planet Pluto.

Interesting fact 2. There is the highest active volcano in the world – Kluchevskaya Sopka (Far East) in Russia. It is 4850 meters height. The volcano has been growing over the last 7000 years and is getting higher and higher with each new release.

Interesting fact 3. The deepest subway in the world – St. Petersburg’s metro. It’s depth – 100 meters.

Interesting fact 4. There are more bridges in St. Petersburg than in Venice. It is more correct to call Venice – South St. Petersburg, taking into consideration the number of canals and bridges.

Interesting fact 5. The longest railway in the world – the Trans-Siberian Railway. This highway connecting Moscow with Vladivostok, 9298 km, crosses eight time zones, passing through 87 cities, the Volga River – the largest river in Europe.

Interesting fact 6. The deepest freshwater lake in the world – Lake Baikal (Russian Far East). It is the largest source of fresh water on the planet – 23 cubic kilometers of water. The largest rivers of the World – Volga, Amazon, Ganges, Thames, Seine, Ob, Dnieper, Yenisei, Ural, Oder should flow during a year to fill the water of Baikal lake.

Interesting fact 7. Russia – the only country, washed by 12 seas.

Interesting fact 8. There is only 4 km between Russia and the United States. This is the distance between the island Ratmanova (Russia) and the islands of Krusenstern (USA) in the Bering Strait.

Interesting fact 9. There are 2000 libraries, 221 museums, 100 performance venues, 80 theaters, 62 cinemas, 45 art galleries in the cultural capital of Russia – Saint-Petersburg.

Interesting fact 10. Ural Mountains – the oldest mountains in the world. Their age – 4.2 billion years. The age of the Earth – 5 billion years. Historical name of Ural Mountains – Belt of the Earth.

Interesting fact 11. The Moscow Kremlin – the oldest medieval fortress in the world.

Interesting fact 12. St. Petersburg is the northernmost city in the world with more than 1 million population.

Interesting fact 13. Area of Siberia Region equals 9% of the Earth.

Interesting fact 14. The most famous computer game – Tetris – was invented by Russian programmer Alexey Pajitnov in 1985. It became popular in the USSR, then in the rest of the World.

Interesting fact 15. Train in Moscow metro go with the fastest intervals. During the period of the most powerful download – only 90 seconds.

Interesting fact 16. Russia is the coldest country in the world. In 1924 in the Oymyakon (Pole of Cold) was recorded the lowest temperature – minus 72 degrees Celsius.

Interesting fact 17. Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin – the first man in Space.

Interesting fact 18. In Russia chess is more popular then football.

Interesting fact 19. Siberian taiga is the world’s largest forest.

Interesting fact 20. There is completely iron mountain situated near Magnitogorsk, Ural.

Interesting fact 21. Russian city of Derbent – one of the oldest of the existing cities in the World.

Interesting fact 22. Metal frame for the Statue of Liberty was made in Yekaterinburg.

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