Interesting facts about Russia, Russia is one of the most popular countries in the world.Russia located in Eurasia ,Eurasia is combination of Asia and Europe.Russian is the official language of Russia.,but there are 27 other languages co-official in
various region through out the country.Many people even don’t know actually where Russia is located.so lets see and read some interesting facts about Russia.
Let see Some Interesting facts about Russia
1). World’s Longest Railway: Interesting facts about Russia
The trans – siberian railway spans almost all the way across the country,making it the single longest railway in the world.The 9200 kilometer railway departs in moscow and crosses into Asia.It then makes its way to the pacific ocean port of vladivostok where it reaches the end of its incredible journey .The entire journey non – stop will take you 152 hours and 27 minutes.
2). World’s Largest McDonalds: Interesting facts about Russia
The country is home to the largest McDonalds restaurant in the world. With 700 seats. A larger building, seating 1,500, was constructed for the 2012 Olympics in London, England but it was a temporary location and was dissembled six weeks after the doors opened.
3).Women vs. Men: Interesting facts about Russia
There are approximately 10 million more women in Russia than there are men. The imbalance was initially believed to the result of so many men dying during World War II.
4). Wedding Ring Tradition: Interesting facts about Russia
For many Russians, it is tradition to wear your wedding ring on your ring finger of your right hand. Countries like Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Germany, Spain, Austria, India and Greece have a similar tradition of wearing the wedding ring on the right hand.
5). 77% of Russia is made up of Siberia: Interesting facts about Russia
6). Each Russian consumes 18 litres (4.8 US gal) of alcohol per year, doubling what experts consider dangerous.
7). There are over
500,000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia each year.
8). In Russia it’s now Illegal to tell kids Gay People Exist.
9). 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.
10). 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.
11). The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.
12). Stalin didn’t start learning Russian until he was 8. His mother tongue was Georgian.
13). The oldest plant ever to be regenerated has been grown in Russia from 32,000-year-old seeds.
14). Japan and Russia still
haven’t signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the
Kuril Islands dispute.
15). Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.
16). Foxes are domesticated like dogs by Russian scientists since 1959.
17). There was a “Beard Tax” in Russia, during Peter the Great’s Reign, paid by anyone who had a beard.
18). There’s a museum in Russia that hires cats to protect its artworks against rodents.
19). The word “Vodka” comes from the Russian word “Voda” that means water
20). 25% Russians die before reaching the age of 55, compared to just 1% in the U.S., and Vodka is to blame. Most Powerful Countries With Nuclear Weapons and Armies
21). It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.
22). It is believed Russia has at least 15 secret cities with their names, and locations unknown.
23). A third of all Russians believe the sun revolves around the earth.
24). Wealthy Russians hire fake ambulances to beat Moscow’s traffic.
25). In Russia, during times of economic disparity or high inflation, teachers can be paid in Vodka.
26). 20% of the world’s unfrozen fresh water is in a single lake: Russia’s Lake Baikal.
27). The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called “Vaccinov,” given a pension and observed all his life.
28). Russia has over 8400 nuclear weapons, more than any other country.
29). In 1600, a volcano eruption in Peru caused a famine that killed about 2 million people in Russia
30 Homosexuality and abortion were decriminalized in Russia under Lenin’s leadership.