Russia Facts – 46 Interesting Facts About Russia

Facts about Russia

The nation boasts 221 museums and one of its greatest is The Hermitage, in St Petersburg. It has almost 14 miles of marble corridors. It is composed of six massive buildings and has over 2 million exhibits inside and was built by Catherine the Great in 1764.

Russia is home to the coldest place in the world, Oymyakon which recorded a temperature of 67.7 °C on February 6, 1933.

Russia is planning to build a 12400-mile super highway linking the Atlantic with the Pacific.

The river Volga is the longest river in Europe flows from Northern Russia into the Caspian Sea.

Siberia accounts for more than half of Russia’s territory but is home to just 20% of the population.

Siberia accounts for more than 25% of the world’s forests.

The Mongols controlled Russia from 1240 to 1380 and in 1547 Ivan IV, a Moscow Prince adopted the title of Caeser or Czar in Russian and established the Russian Empire by consolidating the fragmented lands into a semblance of a nation which we know as Siberia.

Russians love to drink and are the fourth largest consumers of liquor. Vodka is the most popular Russian drink and is derived from the word “Voda” which means water for its colorless appearance. Every Russian consumes 18 liters of alcohol every year.

More than 500,000 alcohol related deaths in Russia every year.

Moscow’s Metro is one of the most beautiful mass rapid transport systems in the world. It is believed that there is another secret Metro-2 which links the Military bunkers. Moscow Metro is the third busiest metros in the world. More than 6 million people ride the Metro each day.