25 Fun Facts About Russia: Understand the Country!
Many foreigners have heard a lot of myths about Russia. These were mainly created by a vigorous propaganda machine and a scandalous history of modern geopolitics. A lot of foreigners still imagine Russia as a backward country with a severe climate and tough people, with a great culture and a complicated history.
However, everyone usually changes their opinion about Russia after visiting Moscow and engaging with real Russians. This change in viewpoints was especially visible during the World Cup 2018... Moscow was full of travelers with relaxed and happy faces from all over the world enjoying the country!
Tourists tell us that all stereotypes are usually completely destroyed after their first several days in Moscow. The majority want to visit the country again and some even talk about moving to Moscow.
Do you want to learn more about Russia? Enjoy the next section!
1. Russia is the country of giants! In all senses.
Russia is the largest country in the world. It’s 2 times larger than the USA and even bigger than the surface area of Pluto! With over 80 Russian provinces in Russia, including one former German province in an area of Arkhangelsk region, this vast country reaches across some 14 time zones and an amazing array of people and cultures.
The Moscow Kremlin is the largest medieval fortified complex in the world. It also has the largest church bell and military cannon within the Kremlin complex.
The Metro in St. Petersburg is the deepest subway system in the world. Its average depth reaches 100 meters!
The Trans-Siberian railway is the longest railway system in the world that crosses 8 time zones. They have built it over 25 years with outrageous costs, desperate stuggle and enduring hardships.
Baikal is the largest and deepest lake in the world! Oymyakon is the coldest place on Earth. St. Petersburg is the northernmost town with over 1 million of population. Murmansk is the largest city of the Polar region. Volga is the biggest river and Elbrus in the highest mountain in Europe.
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- We plan to make a big winter Tour from Moscow to Baikal for 1-2 months by car in 2020-2021.
We will visit many cities and villages on our way there to see the real Russia as well as make a wonderful journey in Baikal region with visiting many non-touristic sites. Do you want to join? Email us!