100 Interesting facts about Russia
St. Petersburg History
St. Petersburg was known as Petrograd from 1914 to 1924 and Leningrad from 1924 to 1991.
The Metro of St. Petersburg is the world’s deepest subway (about 100 m deep).
The Trans-Siberian Railway (connecting Moscow and Vladivostok) is the longest railway in the world
Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human to journey into outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.
Baikal lake area is 31.5 thousand sq km. The Baikal is the deepest lake in Russia, it is a large world reservoir for fresh water (23 thousand km³)
Russia is the only State in the world, on the territory of which there are 12 seas.
There is the closest point between Russia and America that is only 4 km long.
The way from Moscow to Chicago is closer than from Chicago to Rio-de-Janeiro.
The total length of the Kremlin walls is 2235 meters.
There are 7 absolutely the same high-rise buildings in Moscow: 2 hotels, 2 administrative buildings, 2 blocks of flats and the Moscow State University.
Russian celebrate new year 2 times a year (01st of January and Orthodox Stule New Year 14th of January)
Where is the largest McDonald's in the WORLD? In Moscow and in Beijing (700 seats per each).