Russia Facts – 46 Interesting Facts About Russia

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Russia Interesting Facts

Moscow has the largest number of McDonald’s restaurant in the world.

The highly popular PC Game Tetris was invented by a Russian named Alexei Pajitnov

The Russian Team reached 12 days late for the 1908 London Olympics because it was still using the Julian calendar and not the Gregorian calendar.

The Russian Orthodox Church still uses the old Julian calendar and therefore both New Year and Christmas fall 13 days behind the rest of the world.

Driving a dirty car in Russia is a criminal offense

Moscow is one of the busiest cities and traffic jams are very common. Therefore wealthy Russians hire ambulances too get over the traffic snare.

Russia has 8400 nuclear weapons in its arsenal which is more than any other country.

The ISD code for Russia is 007

Russia has over 40 national parks and 100 wildlife reserves.

The Russian State Library is the largest in Europe and the Second largest in the world and was founded in 1862