Russia is as big and mysterious as the Russian soul, and many do not know even a small fraction of what its endless expanses conceal, but we will fix it. And so, interesting facts about Russia.
Russia is the largest country in the world, with an area of 17, 125, 191 km².
Russia is the only country in the world washed by a dozen seas and one enclosed sea (the Caspian). They belong to the basins of three oceans - the Atlantic (Baltic, Black and Azov), Arctic (White, Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi) and Pacific (Bering, Okhotsk and Japanese).
The most ancient mountains on the planet, the Ural Mountains, are also Russian heritage. One of the most ancient mountains on the planet is Mount Karandash, which is part of the Ural mountain range. Geologists estimate its age at about 4.2 billion years.
There are more than eight hundred glaciers in Altai. In terms of quantity, area and thickness of ice, they occupy the third place in the world.
The deepest metro in the world is located in St. Petersburg; its depth is more than a hundred meters.
The world's largest active volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka, nearly five kilometers high. It has been erupting for over seven thousand years.
St. Petersburg has three times as many bridges as Venice. Where bridges in St. Petersburg come from, read the article Why Peter the First did not want to build bridges in St. Petersburg
The largest medieval fortress in the world is the Moscow Kremlin. And the chimes of the Kremlin always show the exact time, since they are connected to the control clock of the Moscow Institute of Astronomy.
St. Petersburg is the world's northernmost city with a population of over one million.
Siberia's area is about nine percent of the entire land area of the Earth.
Russia shares borders with 16 countries.
The largest freshwater lake Baikal, located in the eastern part of Russia, is the deepest lake on the planet. Read more in the article Interesting facts about Lake Baikal.
In Russia, women won the right to vote in elections earlier than in the United States.
There are almost ten thousand trains in the Moscow metro.
The most extensive plain on the planet is West Siberian.
To view the entire collection of the Hermitage, stopping at each exhibit for only 1 minute, you will have to spend 8 years of your life and walk more than 20 kilometers. The museum contains about three million works of art and several hundred cats. Details ... why cats are kept in the Hermitage
The most visited McDonald's in the world is located in Moscow on Pushkin Square.
The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world. The Great Siberian Way, which connects Moscow with Vladivostok, is 9298 kilometers long, crosses 8 time zones, passes through 87 cities and towns and crosses 16 rivers, including the Volga.
Sushi is more popular in Russia than in Japan.
The highest university in the world is Moscow State University. Its height with a spire is 240 m.
Before the revolution, firearms were sold freely in Russia.
Ostankino TV Tower is the tallest building in Europe.
A camel is depicted on the emblem of Chelyabinsk. Read Why a camel is painted on the emblem of Chelyabinsk
Protected reserves occupy about four percent of Russia's territory.
The world's largest tram network is located in St. Petersburg. Back in 2002, the length of tram lines to cities exceeded 600 km. However, the volume of traffic began to decline, tram tracks were dismantled on many lines.
Siberian taiga is the largest forest in the world.
Russia and Japan never signed a peace treaty after the end of World War II. Still.
In the area of the city of Magnitogorsk there is a Magnitnaya mountain, almost entirely consisting of iron.
The oldest city in Russia is Derbent, located in Dagestan. It was founded 4000 BC.
Russia ranks second in the world (after China) in terms of the number of military personnel.
The metal for the frame of the American Statue of Liberty would have been smelted in Russia.
The borders of Russia and the United States in the north are separated by a distance of 4 kilometers. (for more details see the distance between Russia and the USA - 3 kilometers 760 meters)
The longest continuous land border in the world is the border between Russia and Kazakhstan.
The Russian city of Oymyakon recorded the lowest air temperature. The cold record was set in 1924 at –71.2 ° C. (see Where is the geographic center of Russia)
About 45 percent of Russia's territory is located beyond the Arctic Circle.
The geographic center of Russia is Lake Vivi.
The most remote settlement on earth from Moscow is the city of Dunedin, New Zealand.
Big Vasyugan swamp with an area of about 56 thousand square meters. kilometers - the largest swamp in the world.