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Here are some amazing facts about the country of Russia that you probably did not know. Check them out and share them with your friends and family!

  • Russia is the largest country in the world. It covers 6.6 million square miles.
  • In the 18th century, Russia was the 3rd largest empire in earth’s history; it covered the area from Poland in Europe to Alaska in North America.
  • Russian Federation is the official name of Russia.
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  • Russian is also one of the five most spoken languages in the world.
  • Cyrillic Alphabet is used by Russian instead of Latin’s.
  • The neighbors of Russia include China, Ukraine, Norway and North Korea.
  • The lakes of Russia contain one-fourth of the world’s fresh waters.
  • The country has over 40 national parks and 100 wildlife reserves.
  • Russia is the second biggest oil exporter in the world.
  • The Trans-Siberian Railway (connecting Moscow and Vladivostok) is the longest railway in the world.
  • The world’s largest bell, the Tsar Kolokol bell, can be found at the Kremlin.
  • Vodka was introduced in Russia in the period from 1448 to 1474.
  • The Soviet Union in 1957 launched the world’s first space satellite, Sputnik.
  • Russia also takes pride in having been the first to launch man to the moon, though the United States landed there first.
  • The USSR built, and Russia still maintains, a doomsday device capable of bypassing all standard protocols to launch their entire nuclear arsenal.
  • There are over 500,000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia every year.
  • Bears in Russia are addicted to jet fuel, and sniff it to get high and pass out.
  • Moscow metro is the fastest means of transport, trains are scheduled for every 90 seconds in a rush hour.
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