Russia Fun & Facts

Russia Facts: Here you find out the latest, amazing and interesting fun and facts like; Geography, Maps, Flag, History, Current ruler, Area, Population, Capital, Largest cities, Languages, Race, Religion, Literacy rate and Economy of it.

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  • Russia is bigger than Pluto.
  • 77% of Russia is made up of Siberia.
  • Each Russian consumes 18 litres (4.8 US gal) of alcohol per year, doubling what experts consider dangerous.
  • In Russia there are 9 million more Women than men.
  • Russia & America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point.
  • There are over 500,000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia each year.
  • In Russia it's now Illegal to tell kids Gay People Exist.
  • 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.
  • In 1908 the Imperial Russian Olympic Team arrived in London 12 days too late for the games because they were not using the Gregorian calendar yet.
  • The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.
  • Stalin didn't start learning Russian until he was 8. His mother tong was Georgian.
  • The oldest plant ever to 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.
  • Gorbachev recorded an album of Russian romantic ballads in 2009.
  • Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.
  • Foxes are domesticated like dogs by Russian scientists since 1959.
  • There was a "Beard Tax" in Russia, during Peter the Great's Reign, paid by anyone who had a beard.
  • There's a museum in Russia that hires cats to protect its 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.
  • 25% Russians die before reaching the age of 55, compared to just 1% in the U.S., and Vodka is to blame.
  • It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
  • It is believed Russia has at least 15 secret cities with their names, and locations unknown.
  • A third of all Russians believe the Sun revolves around the Earth.
  • 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.
  • The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called "Vaccinov," given a pension and observed all his life.
  • The Russian mayor of Megion, west Siberia, banned excuses.
  • Russia's notorious murderer Vladimir Nikolayev ate some of his victim's body, then gave the rest of the meat to a friend, whose wife served it to his family thinking it was a kangaroo.
  • 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.
  • In 1600, a volcano eruption in Peru caused a famine that killed about 2 million people in Russia.
  • Of all the countries that celebrate an independence day, 58 are independent of the UK, 26 of France, 21 of Russia and 21 of Spain.
  • Homosexuality and abortion were decriminalised in Russia under Lenin's leadership.