15 facts about Russia that will make you travel there

Russia is one of the most powerful countries in the world, located in Eurasia (the combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia), it is one of the most popular and well-known countries in the world. People know this, but not much about the country. Here are 15 facts about Russia that will MAKE you want to travel there.

World’s Longest Railway:

The Trans-Siberian Railway spans almost all the way across the country. It is 9200 km long, departs in Moscow ( which is in European Russia, and its capital) and crosses into Asia. From then it goes into the Pacific Ocean port of Vladivostok.

World’s Largest McDonalds:

If you love those big golden arches, signaling the most famous burger joint on the planet, then you’re in a treat in Russia. The world’s largest McDonalds in the world is located in Russia and houses 700 people. A larger building, seating 1,500, was constructed for the 2012 Olympics in London, England but it was a temporary location.

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Girl Power:

There are more women than men in Russia. An approximately 10 million more in number. The imbalance is believed to be because of so many men dying in World War 2.

Wedding Rings:

For many Russians, it is tradition to wear your wedding ring on your ring finger of your right hand. Countries like Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Germany, Spain, Austria, India, and Greece have a similar tradition of wearing the wedding ring on the right hand.

The same surface area as Pluto:

In the terms of surface area, Russia has almost the surface area as planet Pluto. Russia has a surface area of 17 million km2, compared with 16.6 million km2 for Pluto.

Russian pipelines are long:

Russian pipelines used for various uses are so long that they can loop around the Earth more than 6 times. The pipelines are 259,913 kilometers long. The Earth, meanwhile, is 40,075 kilometers in circumference.

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Russia accounts for half of the world’s stockpile of Highly Enriched Uranium. Russia has a whopping 695 tons of HEU, more than any country in the world.

Drinks all around:

Russians love to drink, in fact, they drink twice as many shots a week than Americans. Russians drink 6.3 shots of liquor a week on average, compared with 3.3 in the U.S. But South Korea has them all beaten, at 13.7 shots per week.

The love for Tea:

But liquor isn’t the only thing Russians love to drink, as they have a solid love for tea. They drink 6 times more tea per year than Americans. Russians drink 3.051 pounds of tea per person per year, compared with 0.503 pounds in the U.S.

Largest Country by Area:

Not only does Russia has almost the same surface area as Pluto, but it is also the largest country by Area. Russia is the largest country in the world by area. Its total area is 17,075,400 square kilometers and it covers more than a ninth of the Earth’s land area.

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Money, Money, Money:

Russia is home to many billionaires. In fact, Moscow has more billionaire residents than any other city in the world. There are a total of 74 billionaires living in the popular city, which is exactly 3 more than the second-place city, New York.

Oil it up:

Russia is also the second largest oil producer in the world, producing an average of 9,900,000 barrels of crude per day. Just a wee bit short of Saudi Arabia, with 10,900,000 barrels per day.

World’s Deepest Lake:

Lake Baikal is only half as big as Lake Michigan, but it is the world’s deepest lake at 5,387 feet. It also holds one-fifth of the world’s fresh water.

Fastest Means of Transportation:

Russia has the fastest means of transportation, we don’t mean that everyone has a supercar, but it’s the fastest public transport system that’s the subject here. Moscow’s amazing metro system is the fastest means of transport. During rush hour, trains are scheduled for every 90 seconds. It is estimated that over 9 million passengers ride the Meto every day. The Metro of St. Petersburg is also the deepest subway in the world, clocking in at a whopping 100m deep.

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