Life in Armenia
Interesting Facts About Armenia
- About 10% of the population live below the international poverty line. This means they earn less that US$1.25 per day.
- Armenia is a ‘landlocked’ country. It is bordered by Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Nakhchivan.
- Wrestling, weightlifting, judo, chess and boxing are the most popular sports in Armenia.
- In Armenia, it is traditional for the groom and his family to pay for the wedding.
- Jazz music is very popular in Armenia.
- Armenians have their own language and alphabet. The alphabet was invented in 405 AD. 96% of the population speak Armenia and about 75% Russian.
- Copper, zinc, gold and lead are mined and produced in Armenia.
- Mount Ararat is the highest mountain in Armenia. According to the Bible, this is where Noah’s Ark came to rest after the flood waters receded.
- Armenians drive on the right hand side of the road.
- The total Armenia population (worldwide) is estimated to be 11 million. However, only 3 million Armenians actually live in Armenia! 8 million live in other countries. Russia, the United States, France, Turkey and Lebanon have the highest populations of Armenians living outside Armenia.
All facts taken from WantToKnowIt.com
Life in Russia
Interesting Facts about Russia
- Each Russian consumes 18 litres (4.8 US gal) of alcohol per year, doubling what experts consider dangerous.
- In Russia there are 9 million more Women than men.
- Russia & America are less than 4 km apart at the nearest point.
- Russia is bigger than Pluto.
- There are over 500,000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia each year.
- A russian woman in the 1700s gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets in just 40 years with the same man
- In 1908 the Imperial Russian Olympic Team arrived to London 12 days too late for the games because they were not using the Gregorian calendar yet.
- Stalin didn’t start learning Russian until he was 8. His mother tongue was Georgian.
- The oldest plant ever to be regenerated has been grown in Russia from 32,000-year-old seeds.
- Foxes have been domesticated like dogs in Russian by scientists since 1959.