10 facts about Russia
Let us educate you a bit about interesting facts about Russia.
And get you inspired to join us in upcoming Trans-Siberian Adventure!
Russia is the largest country in the world, with an area of 17 075 400 square kilometers. It is bigger than USA 1.8 times. The area of Russia, approximately equal to the area of the surface of the planet Pluto
Russia has the world's largest active volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka. Its height is 4 kilometers 850 meters. It throws plumes of ash eight kilometers up. With each eruption, it becomes all the above. Erupting volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka has been constantly erupting for the last 7 thousand years
Russia is the only country whose territory is washed by twelve seas.
Russia is separated from America with 4 kilometers. The distance between the Ratmanov island (Russia) and the island Krusenstern (USA) in the Bering Strait.
In the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg there are 2000 libraries, 221 Museum, 100 concert organizations, more than 80 theatres, 80 clubs and houses of culture, 62 cinemas, 45 art galleries
Saint Petersburg is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over a million people.
16 January 1820, a Russian expedition of Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discovered Antarctica.
During the Second world war metro stations were used as bomb shelters. During air raids this was a totally safe shelter where 150 people were born
The state Hermitage Museum keeps a flock of cats to protest from rodents. Each cat in Hermitage has a passport with a photo
Russian Public library is the largest in Europe and second in the world after the Library of Congress. It is located in Moscow and was founded in 1862
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