Russia is located in the north of Eurasia. It spans two continents of Eurasia. With an area of 17098242 square kilometers, it is the largest country in the world. Russia’s population is estimated to be 143.96 million in 2018. Although it is the largest country in the world, it ranks ninth in the world.
1. Russia accounts for one seventh of the total area of the earth. The number of neighboring countries (mainland and sea and land neighbors) ranks first with China (14)
2. In Russia, the ratio of men to women is 86:100. Of the total population of more than 140 million, there are more than 10 million more women than men
3. 20% of the world’s fresh water is in Lake Baikal, Russia. The total volume of Baikal Lake water is 23600km3, which is equivalent to the total water volume of the five Great Lakes in North America and exceeds the water volume of the whole Baltic Sea. Baikal Lake, known as Beihai in ancient China, was once the main activity area of the tribes in northern China. The Qing Dynasty controlled the area for a short time. After the Treaty of nibchu between China and Russia, the Qing government ceded the area to Czarist Russia.
4. Russia is larger than Pluto
5. The word “vodka” comes from the Russian word “water”. Slavic means a small amount of water.
6. 77% of Russia is made up of Siberia (the area of Siberia in Russia is about 12.76 million square kilometers). Russian scientist and writer romonosov once said: “Russia’s strength lies in the richness of Siberia.”
7. Stalin didn’t start to learn Russian until he was eight years old. His native language was Georgian
8. Moscow is the largest city in Europe and the largest industrial city in Russia. Moscow is considered to be one of the more expensive cities in the world. Whether it’s buying food or renting or buying a house, it costs a lot of money.
9. The second largest city in Russia is St. Petersburg, located on the Baltic Sea, where more than 5 million people live. The city was founded by Peter the great in 1703 and renamed Leningrad in 1924 to commemorate Lenin. Russian President Vladimir Putin was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg)
10. Beer was not defined as wine in Russia until 2013, because in Russian law, alcoholic beverages with alcohol content less than 10% are classified as food and can be sold as soda.
11. Lake Kalacha in Russia is the most radioactive and polluted lake in the world.
12. Siberian railway is the longest railway in the world, with a total length of 9288 km. It spans 8 time zones from Moscow to Vladivostok, 14 provinces, 3 regions, 2 countries and 1 autonomous region of the Russian Federation. It takes 145 hours, six days and six nights, across 16 Eurasian rivers and over 1000 stations. Almost a quarter of the world’s circumference.
13. Russians are famous for their love of drinking! The most common drink is vodka. There was a joke that the first thing Russian drink after birth is not breast milk, but vodka. Because the climate in Russia is very cold, they often drink alcoholic drinks. Vodka has become a way of life.
14. Russia’s pipelines, including natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and oil, are 259913km long in total. The circumference of the earth is 40075km, which is six times longer than that of the earth.
15. More than 500000 people die each year in Russia due to alcohol.
16. Russia is one of the most ethnic countries in the world, with 193 ethnic groups.
17. The forest coverage area of Russia is 867 million hectares, accounting for 50.7% of the land area, ranking first in the world.
18. Russian city Murmansk: the northernmost city in the world and an ice free port along the Arctic Ocean (affected by the North Atlantic warm current). At the same time, Russia’s Murmansk is also one of the best places to watch the northern lights. It is located within the Arctic Circle and has a polar night of 40 days.
19. Russia is the country with the largest cross longitude
Russia is located in Kaliningrad at the west end, and at the Cape of jerniov at the east end. Its ground span is close to 171 longitudes. Among all countries, Russia is the country with the most longitudes. From the map, its external image is like a fat man.
20. Volga River, the longest inland river in the world
The Volga River in Russia originates from the lakes and marshes in the Valdai hills in the west of the Eastern European Plain, with a total length of 3690 kilometers. It flows through the forest belt, forest grassland belt and grassland belt, and finally flows into the Caspian Sea. This river is the longest inland river in the world and the longest river in Europe.