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Capital : Moscow
Language :  Russian
Currency :  Russian ruble
Population : 146 727 405
Area : 17 098 246 km2

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Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. There are 52 million households in Russia.

2. In 1/3 of houses there is no running water

3. Alcohol is sold literally everywhere, e.g. in kiosks, taxis. However, it is better to buy because you can get poisoned.

4. 8.6% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

5. Over 50,616,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (346 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

6. In Russia, people do not use GPS only with GLONASS

7. In 1992, the Russians sent a 20-meter mirror into orbit which illuminated a selected area with a diameter of 5 km at night.

8. A building with a planned height of 462 meters (86 floors) is being built in St. Petersburg. It is to be completed in 2018. It will become the tallest building in Europe.

9. Russia has 27 Nobel prize winners.

10. The national top-level domain is .ru . There are over 4,342,770 websites with this extension.

11. The most popular pages with the .ru extension are: yandex.ru, mail.ru and google.ru.

12. In 2015, 9% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

13. There is a Russian Vodka Museum in Moscow. The ticket price (200 rubles) includes tasting.

14. In this country there are over 1 396 000 km of paved roads, including over 929 km of express roads (2.17% of all roads in the world).

15. The country has 1 218 airports, 594 with a paved surface.

16. In this country there are more than 87 157 km of railway tracks.

17. There are metro lines in seven Russian cities (Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Skrzydlak and Yakaterinburg).

18. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man in the world to fly into space.

19. All Russians, both young and old, abuse electronic emoticons in their messengers.

20. Yuri Gagarin was the first man to reach the orbit of the globe.

21. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 10.2 Mb / s and the maximum is 57.9 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

22. Mikhail Gorbachev was the first and only president of the USSR.

23. The total length of the Kremlin walls is 2 235 meters.

24. A perfectly preserved fragment of a frozen mammoth was discovered on the Lachowska island in Siberia.

25. Full name of the country – Russian Federation.

26. Political system – a federal republic about the semi-presidential system of government.

27. The average temperature in January is -13 ° C, in July 19 ° C.

28. There are a lot of police, most do nothing.

29. One of the few alcohol-free zones is McDonald’s.

30. Sushi is more popular in Russia than in Japan.

31. Anyone who speaks a language other than Russian is automatically suspected of espionage.

32. There is no change from winter to summer time in Russia.


Geography in Russia

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1. In the vicinity of Kamchatka in May 2013, an earthquake of 609 km below the earth’s surface with an intensity of 8.3 on the Richter scale was recorded.

2. In this country there is the deepest lake in the world – Lake Baikal, 1620 m deep.

3. Russia borders with such countries as: Azerbaijan 284 km, Belarus 959 km, China 3 645 km, Estonia 290 km, Finland 1 313 km, Georgia 723 km, Kazakhstan 6 846 km, North Korea 17.5 km, Latvia 292 km, Lithuania 227 km, Mongolia 3,441 km, Norway 196 km, Poland 432 km, Ukraine 1,576 km.

4. At the foot of the Altai Mountain there are the only frozen tombs on Earth.

5. The Russian lake of Karachay is the most toxic place in the world. For years, liquid radioactive wastes from nearby chemical plants disappeared into it.

6. On the Kola Peninsula, in the years 1970-1989, the deepest in the world was drilled to a depth of 12 262 m.

7. In this country is the largest active volcano in the world – Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4750 m high).

8. In 2010, over 56 thousand people died because of the heat in Russia.

9. At the nearest point, Russia separates a section of 4 km from America.

10. Lake Ladoga is the largest in Europe.

11. Moscow is the largest city in Europe. More than 12 million people live in it.

12. The lowest situated place in the country is the Caspian Sea – 28 m.p.p.

13. There are 10 time zones in Russia

14. The Volga is the longest river in Europe (3,700 km).

15. In Russia there are the most forests in the world. This country is called the “lungs of Europe”. More carbon dioxide absorbs only the Amazon forest.

16. Over 25% of all forests in the world grow in Siberia.

17. Lake Baikal is the largest reservoir of fresh water on Earth.

18. The country is 55 times bigger than Poland.

19. The longest river is Lena, 4,400 km.

20. The highest peak is Elbrus, 5642 m above sea level.

21. There are 21.5 million km2 of agricultural land in Russia (13% of the country).

22. Kurush is the highest situated town in the country.

23. 8090000 km2 of the country is covered by forests (49.4%)

24. In the city of Oimyakon in 1933, the temperature was minus 67.7 degrees C.

159. The nearest capital in a straight line from Moscow is Minsk (Belarus) – 675 km.

160. The furthest capital in a straight line from Moscow is Wellington (New Zealand) – 16547 km.


Finance in Russia

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1. The minimum wage is 5,965 rubles per month (data from 2015).

2. The amount of income tax in Russia is 20%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 13%, and for companies 20% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.5%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 2,098 850,000,000 (8,983,788,000,000 PLN),
– in 2018 it is $ 1,588,000,000,000 (PLN 6,753,840,000,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 17.9% of GDP, which is about: $ 375 694 150,000 (PLN 1 607 970 962 000),
2018 was 12, 6% GDP, i.e. around: $ 198 828 000 000 (PLN 850 983 840 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 1,357 (PLN 5,809).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 599 819 000 000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 486,000,000,000 .

9. The percentage share in the global economy of Russia in 2015 is 2.49% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

10. The country has 2018 over $458,032,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (3.15% of foreign exchange reserves all countries in the world).

11. The amount of gold reserves in …
2015 was 1370600 kg ,
2018 of the year is 1910000 kg


Law in Russia

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1. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.3 per mille.

2. In Russia, according to the law, you can not smoke even in residential buildings and on beaches.

3. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

4. Outside the built-up area, the speed limit on the regular road is 90 km / h, and on the 110 km / h expressway.

5. Retired women can go at the age of 55, and men at the age of 60.

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 13%, and for companies 20% (2018).

7. The tax on goods and services is 18% (2018).

8. In Russia, you can not publicly display tattoos on your face.

9. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

10. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

11. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 28 days.

12. The last death penalty was completed in 1996.

13. In Russia, you can drink beer on a park bench without fear of a ticket.


Education in Russia

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 7.

3. The average IQ level is 97.

4. There are over 600 universities in this country.

5. In this country there are 0.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 439 446 people).


Work in Russia

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1. The minimum wage is 5,965 rubles per month (data from 2015).

2. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 42 640 руб.

3. The amount of income tax in Russia is 20%.

4. Retired women can go at the age of 55, and men at the age of 60.

5. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.7% .

6. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 13%, and for companies 20% (2018).

7. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 28 days.

8. The work week is 40 hours.

9. Russians often avoid talking about work.


Best in Russia

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1. In this country there is the deepest lake in the world – Lake Baikal, 1620 m deep.

2. At the foot of the Altai Mountain there are the only frozen tombs on Earth.

3. The highest-rise building in Russia is the Federation Tower in Moscow, which is 374 meters high (95 stories high). It was built in 2015.

4. In Moscow there are the world’s largest buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters (over 11,073).

5. The Russian lake of Karachay is the most toxic place in the world. For years, liquid radioactive wastes from nearby chemical plants disappeared into it.

6. On the Kola Peninsula, in the years 1970-1989, the deepest in the world was drilled to a depth of 12 262 m.

7. In this country is the largest active volcano in the world – Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4750 m high).

8. Lake Ladoga is the largest in Europe.

9. Moscow is the largest city in Europe. More than 12 million people live in it.

10. Ostanikino Tower is the highest TV tower in Europe

11. There are 74 billionaires in Moscow. 3 times more than in New York.

12. The Russian State Library is the largest library in Europe and the second in the world.

13. The lowest situated place in the country is the Caspian Sea – 28 m.p.p.

14. The Russians are drinking more than half of the world’s vodka production.

15. The largest airport in Russia is in Moscow. Annually over 33 million people use it.

16. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

17. The Volga is the longest river in Europe (3,700 km).

18. Moscow has the best metro system in the world.

19. It is the largest country in the world. It covers up to 13 seas.

20. In Russia there are the most forests in the world. This country is called the “lungs of Europe”. More carbon dioxide absorbs only the Amazon forest.

21. In Moscow there is the largest McDonald’s, which can accommodate over 700 people.

22. In the city of St. Petersburg there are as many as 220 museums, 80 theaters, over 2000 libraries and 62 cinemas.

23. Lake Baikal is the largest reservoir of fresh water on Earth.

24. The Kremlin has the largest bell in the world. It is 6.14m high and weighs 223 tons.

25. The Moscow Kremlin is the world’s largest medieval fortress built in the 14th and 15th centuries.

26. The longest river is Lena, 4,400 km.

27. The highest peak is Elbrus, 5642 m above sea level.

28. Kurush is the highest situated town in the country.

29. The lowest temperature: -69.8 °C was measured in Verkhojansk.

30. The highest temperature: 45.4 °C was measured in Kalmykiai.

31. The most famous computer game – tetris was created in 1985 by Russian Alexei Pazhitnov.

32. Russia is the second largest oil exporter in the world.

33. Hermitage is one of the world’s largest museums. There are over three million works of art from the Stone Age to modern times.


Army in Russia

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 2 place,
2018 > year – 2 place.

2. There are over 1 013 620 professional soldiers and 2 572 500 reservists (2018).

3. Amount of equipment:
2014 year – 15,000 tanks, 27000 > armored vehicles, 3000 jet aircraft and 990 helicopters,
2018 year – 20300 tanks, 27400 armored vehicles, 3910 jets and 1451 helicopters.

4. Army expenditure:
2014 year – $ 75,000,000,000 (PLN 321,000,000,000),
2018 year – $ 47,000,000,000 (PLN 201,160,000,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 83 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 81 ships.

6. Russia has 8,500 nuclear warheads, of which 1,500 are ready for use.


Society in Russia

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1. 88 Russians have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

2. In Russia, an average person consumes about 15.1 liters of pure alcohol per year.

3. The most drinks are spirits – 51%, then beer – 38%, and wine – 11%.

4. In 2013, 27 025 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

5. Retired women can go at the age of 55, and men at the age of 60.

6. 0.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

7. The average IQ level is 97.

8. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

9. The three most popular names in Russia are: Ivanov, Kuznetsov, Smirnov.

10. In this country, women having their first child on average 24.6 years old.

11. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.6 children.

12. In this country, over 103 147 000 (2015) 109 552 842 (2018) people have access to internet (about 75% of the population).

13. Around 11,000,000 (2015) 13,100,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

14. Russia is multiethnic and multicultural. There are over 100 different nationalities.

15. The population density is 8.4 people / km2.

16. The main religion is Orthodoxy, 66%.

18. In Russia, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 61 minutes a day.

19. The average age of people living in this country is 39.1 years.

20. In this country there are around:
24 439 000 people (16.68%) in the age range 0-14 years.
102,124,000 people (69.7%) in the age range 15-64 .
19,956,000 people (13.62%) over 65 years old.

21. In this country, about 1 700 000 children are born each year (1.2% of the population), and about 2,010,000 people die (1.4% of the population).

22. 89 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

23. 73% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

24. In this country the average adult person smokes 232 cigarettes a month.

25. In Russia there are more than 10 million more women than men.

26. The average life expectancy in this country is 67.7 years (women – 74 years and men – 61.6 years).


Symbols of Russia

1. The national alcohol is vodka.

2. The national tree is birch.

3. National animals are a bear and a mythical two-headed golden eagle.


Customs in Russia

1. Russians rarely use the words “please” and “thank you”.


Sport in Russia

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1. The average Russian taxpayer paid 400 zlotys for the Sochi Olympics.

2. Russians and Poles are the only of the best karate competitors in the world.


History of Russia

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1. In the vicinity of Kamchatka in May 2013, an earthquake of 609 km below the earth’s surface with an intensity of 8.3 on the Richter scale was recorded.

2. The United States in 1867 paid only $7.2 million to Russia for Alaska.

3. Poland was the only country that managed to get Moscow. They occupied the Kremlin for two years from 1610.

4. On the Kola Peninsula, in the years 1970-1989, the deepest in the world was drilled to a depth of 12 262 m.

5. Caryca Katarzyna II Wielka, at the end of 1755 she had an affair with the last Polish king – August Poniatowski.

6. Until today, Russia has not signed a peace treaty with Japan ending the Second World War.

7. Independence from the USSR was obtained on December 26, 1991.

8. During the First World War, Russia mobilized over 12 million people to fight.

9. In this country, women have the right to vote from 1917.

10. The country joined the UN on October 24, 1945.

11. Nevyansk, a tower located in the Sverdlovsk region, was equipped with a lightning rod for a quarter of a century before it was designed by Benjamin Franklin.

12. The first artificial heart was created in Russia. The device was designed and tested on animals in 1936 by Vladimir Demikhov.

13. The vodka was invented in Russia in 1448/74


Language in Russia

1. There is no word “or” in Russian. This is all the more good because in other languages ​​this phrase leads to many misunderstandings.

2. Wall, wall means in Russian: “Meow, meow”.


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What is the highest peak in Russia?

The highest peak in Russia is Elbrus (5642 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Russia?

The largest river in Russia is Lena, 4,400 km.

answer: Marta


Which Russia has national colors?

National colors: white, blue and red.

answer: Marta


What is national alcohol?

The national alcohol is vodka.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

National animals are a bear and a mythical two-headed golden eagle.

answer: Marta


What is the national sport?

The national sport is Banda.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Russia?

Russia borders on such countries as: Azerbaijan 284 km, Belarus 959 km, China 3,645 km, Estonia 290 km, Finland 1,331 km, Georgia 723 km, Kazakhstan 6 846 km, North Korea 17,5 km, Latvia 292 km, Lithuania 227 km, Mongolia 3,441 km, Norway 196 km, Poland 432 km, Ukraine 1 576 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 39.1 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 5,965 rubles per month (data from 2015).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Russia?

The population density is 9 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 45.4 ° C was measured in Kalmykiai.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -69.8 ° C was measured in Verkhojansk.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta