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

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Russia facts

1. Independence from the USSR was obtained on December 26, 1991.
2. The population density is 8.4 people / km2.
3. The country is 55 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Orthodoxy, 66%.
5. The longest river is Lena, 4,400 km.
6. The full name of the country – Russian Federation.
7. Political system – a federal republic with a semi-presidential system of government.
9. The highest peak is Elbrus, 5642 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January -13 °C, in July 19 °C.

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

12. There is a lot of police, most do nothing.

13. Russians often avoid talking about work.

14. One of the few alcohol-free zones is McDonald.

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

16. Anyone who speaks a language other than Russian is automatically suspected of spying.

17. 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.

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

Autor: Turyst

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

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

21. All Russians, and these young and old, abuse electronic emoticons.

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

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

Autor: MR

24. Mikhail Gorbachev was the first and at the same time the only President of the USSR.

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

26. 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.

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

Autor: Patrycja

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

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

30. There are over 600 universities in this country.

Autor: Patrycja

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

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

33. 2,235 meters has the total length of the Kremlin walls.

Autor: Patrycja

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

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

Autor: Patrycja

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

37. Lake Ladoga is the largest in Europe.

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

39. Ostanikino Tower is the highest TV tower in Europe

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

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

Autor: Irina

42. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, as the first man in the world flew into space.

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

Autor: Moniś

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

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

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

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

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

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

Autor: Wiki

50. Russia has 27 Nobel prize winners.

Autor: Efcia

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

Autor: Efcia

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

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

Autor: Alicja

54. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 2 place,
      – 2018 year – 2 place.

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

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

57. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $75,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $47,000,000,000 .

58. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 83 ships, in 2018 the year is about 81 ships.

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

Autor: Wojak

60. In Moscow there is the Russian Vodka Museum. The ticket price (200 rubles) includes tasting.

Autor: Maggie 

61. Moscow is often called a city of bridges. There are as many as 490 in the entire metropolis!

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

Autor: Maggie 

63. 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.

Autor: Ciekawy

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

Autor: Ciekawy

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

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

67. Alcohol is sold literally everywhere, eg in kiosks, taxis. However, it is better to buy because you can poison.

Autor: alfa

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

Autor: Ola

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

Autor: Marina

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

Autor: Basia

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

Autor: Beeelili

72. 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.

Autor: Aga

73. On the Lachian island located in Siberia, a perfectly preserved fragment of a frozen mammoth was discovered.

Autor: poznajnieznane

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

Autor: NeRo

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

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

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

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

79. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 4.7% .

Autor: Daria

80. 88 Russians have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

81. The richest of them is Vladimir Potanin with assets worth over $15.4 billion.

Autor: $$$NaBogato$$$

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

83. The national alcohol is vodka.

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

Autor: AlkoWorld

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

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

87. The average IQ level is 97.

Autor: EduKacJa

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

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

Autor: Reebeka

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

Autor: Kos

91. The national tree is birch.

Autor: Alma

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

Autor: Rink

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

Autor: AutoMania

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

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

96. 8.6% of fatal accidents caused people under the influence of alcohol.

97. In this country, more than 50,616,000 motor vehicles are registered (346 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

98. 0.5% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Autor: Durga

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

Autor: Fiorella

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

Autor: Marlène

101. In this country there are 1 218 airports, 594 of the paved surface.

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

103. In this country there are over 87 157 km of railway tracks.

104. In Moscow there is a metro line with a length of 329 km (198 stations). It was opened in 1935. Approximately 2.4 billion people use it annually.

105. In seven Russian cities there are metro lines (Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg, Skrzydlak and Yakaterinburg).

Autor: Marlène

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

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

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

Autor: NET

109. The national top-level domain is .ru . There are over 4,342,770 websites with such an extension.

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

Autor: http

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

112. Amount of gold reserves in …
      – 2015 year was 1370600 kg ,
      – 2018 year is 1910000 kg

Autor: Vinamra

113. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $2,098 850,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $1 578 000 000 000 .

114. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 17.9% GDP, or around: $375 694 150 000 ,
      – 2018 year was 12.6% GDP, or around: $198 828 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $1 357.

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

Autor: Komornik

116. There are 52 million households in Russia.

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

Autor:  jkgiygg 

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

Autor:  jkgiygg 

119. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Autor: Łasuch

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

Autor: VViki

121. 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.

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

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

Autor: BobBudowniczy

124. In Moscow there are 33 “skyscrapers” (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

Autor: BobBudowniczy

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

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

Autor: weather

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

Autor: medi

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

Autor: Wilga

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

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

131. 10 women give birth to 16 children on average

Autor: Nadia

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

133. The country is around:
24 439 000 persons (16.68%) in the age range 0-14 years.
102 124 000 people (69.7%) in the age range 15-64 years.
19,956,000 people (13.62%) over 65 years old.

134. 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).

Autor: Sara19

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

Autor: Klemens

136. In Russia there is no change of winter time to summer.

Autor: Wroga

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

Autor: Lutra

138. Mur, wall means in Russian: “Meow, meow”.

Autor: SAndra

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

Autor: Liliana

140. 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%).

Autor: Setar

141. There are 10 time zones in Russia

Autor: Kondster

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

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

144. 89 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

Autor: Statyk

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

149. The work week is 40 hours.

150. 73% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

Autor: Statyk

151. 8090000 km2 of the country is covered by forests (49.4%)

152. The last death penalty was completed in 1996.

Autor: Statyk

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

Autor: kurnizek

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

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

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

Autor: Fan%

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

158. In 1992, the Russians sent a 20-meter mirror to the orbit that illuminated the selected area with a diameter of 5 km at night.

Autor: Bartek

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

What is the largest lake in Russia?
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What is the national dish?
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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 motto of this country?
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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