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In Russia there are 9 million more Women than men

Source: http://russianembassy.ru/en/www.theguardian.com/education/2009/oct/27/polygamy-study-russia-central-asia

The Trans-Siberian Railway spans almost all the way across the county, making it the single longest railway in the world. Its 9200 kilometers or 5700 mile long. The entire journey non-stop will take you 152 hours and 27 minutes to complete

Moscow is ranked the third city in the world in billionaire count. There are a total of 60 billionaires living in the Russian capital

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_the_number_of_US_dollar_billionaires

Moscow is ranked the third city in the world in billionaire count. There are a total of 60 billionaires living in the Russian capital

Moscow ’s amazing metro system is the fastest means of transport. During rush hour, trains arrive every 90 seconds. It is estimated that over 10 million passengers ride the Metro every day. The Metro of St. Petersburg is also the deepest subway in the world, clocking in at a whopping 100m deep.

77% of Russia is made up of Siberia.

Source: www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/453047/Top-10-facts-about-Siberia

There was a "Beard Tax" in Russia, during Peter the Great's Reign, paid by anyone who had a beard.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beard_tax#Russia

The word “vodka”comes from the Russian “voda”that means “water”.

Source: www.express.co.uk/life-style/top10facts/453047/Top-10-facts-about-Siberia

Lake Karachay in Russia is the most radioactive and polluted lake in the world.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Karachay

25% Russians die before reaching theage of 55, compared to just 1% in the U.S., and Vodka is to blame.

Source: www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2014/01/31/russia-vodka-high-death-risk/5082805/?1

It is believed Russia has at least 15 secret cities with their names, and locations unknown.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed_city

20% of the world's unfrozen fresh water is in a single lake: Russia's Lake Baikal.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Baikal

The first Russian child to receive the vaccine against smallpox was called "Vaccinov," given a pension and observed all his life.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaccinov

Russia has over 8400 nuclear weapons, more than any other country.

Source: edition.cnn.com/interactive/2013/03/world/nuclear-weapon-states/

In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braille#Uses

In 1600, a volcano eruption in Peru caused a famine that killed about 2 million people in Russia.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_famine_of_1601%E2%80%9303

Homosexuality and abortionwere decriminalised in Russia under Lenin's leadership.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_history_in_Russia#LGBT_rights_following_the_Revolution:_1917.E2.80.931933

Stalin was fond of American cowboy movies.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin#Habits

56% of Russians regret the collapse of the Soviet Union

Source: themoscowtimes.com/news/more-than-half-of-russians-want-new-soviet-state-poll-52597

The motto of Russia's nuclear strike missile force is: "After us, it is silence."

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_Missile_Troops

The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/9772801/Beer-to-become-alcohol-in-Russia-on-New-Years-Day.html

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.

St. Petersburg’s greatest museum — The Hermitage, — is home to around 70 cats, which guard its treasures against rodents. T?he tradition dates back to a 1745 decree of Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, founder of St. Petersburg. The museum also has almost 14 miles of marbled corridors.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/russia/st-petersburg/articles/St-Petersburg-the-cats-of-the-Hermitage/

Russia is home to the coldest inhabited place on the planet - Oymyakon. On February 6, 1933, a temperature of -67.7 °C was recorded at its weather station.

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