10 Interesting Facts about Russia

1. Russian language does not include a word

for ‘the’ or ‘a’ which is good because these often

lead to confusion in other languages

Tower of Babel

2. Russian language uses the Cyrillic alphabet

instead of the Latin

and is one of the 5 most

spoken languages in the world


3. The Urals are the oldest mountains in the world

and lake Baikal is the world’s deepest lake

and the largest reservoir of fresh water on earth

Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal4. Moscow is the biggest city in Europe.

Population is 10.5 million.

Statistic says that Moscow population

 is expecting to be 16 millions by 2020.

Moscow- Metro 17
Moscow- Metro 17

5. Moscow actually has more billionaires

living in the area than any other city in the world.

With a total of 74 billionaires,

Moscow beats New York City’s statistic by three.


6. The Russian State Library is the biggest in Europe

and second in the World after Library of Congress in the USA.

The Russian State Library is located in Moscow and was founded in 1862.

Inside the Russian State Library
Inside the Russian State Library

7. Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

was the first human to journey into  outer space

when his Vostok spacecraft  completed an

orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.


8. Russia is the only Country in the world,

on the territory of which there are 12 seas.


9. Where is the largest McDonald’s

in the WORLD?

In Moscow and in Beijing(700 seats per each).

mddonald's in moscow 1991-1

10. Russian celebrate new year 2 times a year

(01st of January and Orthodox Stule New Year 14th of January)


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