Country Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world, its area is 17,075,400 square kilometers. It is 1.8 times more than the US. The area of Russia is approximately equal to the surface area of the planet Pluto.




In Russia there is the world's largest active volcano - Kliuchevskaya Sopka. Its height is 4 kilometers 850 meters. He throws ash posts eight kilometers up. With each eruption, it is getting higher. The volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka is erupting for the last 7 thousand years.




The Metro of St. Petersburg is the deepest in the world. Its average depth is 100 meters. And also very beautiful.




In St. Petersburg, bridges are three times larger than in Venice. By the number of channels and bridges, it is more appropriate not to call Petersburg North Venice, but Venice - South Petersburg.




The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world. The Great Siberian Way, connecting Moscow with Vladivostok, in length has 9298 kilometers, crosses 8 time zones, passes through 87 cities and settlements and crosses 16 rivers, including the Volga.

Russian railways




Siberian Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and the largest source of fresh water on the planet. Baikal has 23 cubic kilometers of water. All major rivers of the world - the Volga, the Don, the Dnieper, the Yenisei, the Urals, the Ob, the Ganges, the Orinoco, the Amazon, the Thames, the Seine and the Oder - should flow for almost a year to fill the basin, equal in volume to Lake Baikal.




Russia is the only state whose territory is washed by the twelve seas.




Russia is separated from America by 4 kilometers. This is the distance between the island of Ratmanov (Russia) and the island of Kruzenshtern (USA) in the Bering Strait.




From Moscow to Chicago is closer than from Chicago to Rio de Janeiro.




In the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg has 2000 libraries, 221 museums, 100 concert organizations, more than 80 theaters, 80 clubs and culture houses, 62 cinemas, and 45 art galleries.




Ural Mountains - the oldest mountains in the world. Located in the Kusinsky area near the village of Alexandrovka, the Pencil Mountain originated 4, 2 billion years ago. The historical names of the Ural Mountains are Bolshoy Kamen, Siberian Stone, Terran Belt, and Belt Stone. Once the Ural Mountains were very high, but now only the grounds remained from the former mountains.




In Moscow there are 7 absolutely identical high-rise buildings: 2 hotels, 2 administrative buildings, 2 apartment buildings and a university. In English this ensemble is called the Seven Sisters, and in Russian just Stalin's high-rise buildings. The style in which high-rise buildings are built is called Stalin's Gothic style.




The Moscow Kremlin is the largest medieval fortress in the world.




The total length of the Kremlin walls is 2235 meters.




St. Petersburg is the most northern city in the world with a population of more than a million people.




The area of Siberia is 9 million 734.3 thousand square kilometers, which is 9% of terrestrial land.




Russia has borders with 16 countries: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, North Korea, Japan and the USA. Russia also borders on two unrecognized states: South Ossetia and Abkhazia.




There are more Kalashnikov rifles in the world than machines of all other designs put together.




Russia proclaimed equal rights for men and women before the United States. In Russia, women were granted suffrage in 1918, and in the United States in the 1920s.




On January 16, 1820, the Russian expedition of Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discovered Antarctica.




The most famous computer game -Tetris - was created by the Russian programmer Alexei Pajitnov in 1985. This game became popular in the Soviet Union, and then, in 1986, in the West.




Trains in the Moscow metro are more frequent than in any other metro in the world. During peak hours, the interval between compositions in it is 90 seconds. Among them there are "nominal" trains, as, for example, the train "Watercolor", which is a traveling exhibition of painting.




In Peterhof under St. Petersburg there are 176 fountains, of which 40 are giant, and 5 cascades.




In the Russian city of Oymyakon, the lowest temperature is recorded. The cold record was set in 1924 and amounted to -71.2 ° C.




During the Second World War, subway stations were used as bomb shelters. During the air raids 150 people were born in this completely safe hiding place.




The total length of 12 lines of the Moscow metro is 310 km. Between 182 stations, nearly 10,000 trains run there. The average duration of a passenger's journey is 13 kilometers.




The West Siberian Plain is the largest plain on the Earth.




The Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest world museums. It has three million works of art from the Stone Age to the present day. If you give each of these works one minute, then it takes more than 25 years to go to the Hermitage as a job, and to inspect the exhibits for 8 hours a day to see them all.




The Russian Public Library is the largest in Europe and the second in the world after the Library of Congress. It is located in Moscow, was founded in 1862.




On the opening day in Moscow of a 700-seat McDonalds restaurant on Pushkin Square by 5 am, there was a waiting list of 5,000 people in front of him. For the first day the restaurant served 3,000 customers. To this day, he remains the most visited McDonald's in the world.




State Museum The Hermitage for the protection of rodents holds a flock of cats. Each cat of the Hermitage has a passport with a photograph.




In 2002, according to UNESCO's rating, Yekaterinburg entered the list of 12 ideal cities in the world.




The largest ever cast bell is the Russian Tsar Bell of the work of the masters Ivan Fedorovich Motorin and his son Mikhail. The weight of the Tsar Bell is 12327 poods and 19 pounds, that is 201 tons 924 kilograms. Its height is 6 meters 14 centimeters.




The myth of the myth: the Russians think that Americans think that bears are walking the streets in Moscow. In fact, bears do not so often go to Russian cities, and Americans do not have a stereotype about wild Russia.