Interesting Facts about Russia


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

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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.

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

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

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The Ural mountains that divide Russia into European and Asian parts

are nearly the most ancient mountains in the world.

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

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

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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.

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

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