Interesting Facts about Russia

Russia is the only country in the world washed by 12 seas.


Lake Baikal in Siberia is the deepest lake in the world. It would take all the rivers of the world –

Volga, Don, Dnepr and Yenisei, Ural and Ob, Ganges and Orinoko, Amazon and Thames, Seine and Oder

– nearly one year to fill lake Baikal’s basin.


Ladoga lake is the largest one in Europe. Its area covers  400 sq km.


The Khibins are the highest mountains behind the polar circle of Russia.


The Ural mountains that divide Russia into European and Asian parts

are nearly the most ancient mountains in the world.


There are more than 800 glaciers covering over 600 sq km in Altay.


The famous Russian ski resort Dombay has about 20 km of ski routes.


The legendary Trans-siberian route goes through 8 time zones in

Russia, starting from Moscow with a final point in

Bejing, China. The route covers over 9,000 km.


The nearest point between 2 continents that divide Russia and the United States is only 4 km.



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