On Russia being the biggest country in the world:

Russia highlighted on a globe
  • Russia is so big, it spans 9 time zones. (reduced from 12)
  • There are 80 nightclubs in Moscow alone.
  • Vodka accounts for 10% of the government’s income.
  • Russia has 12 seas!
  • Russia covers 1/7th of the total land of planet Earth.

Russian Factoids about arts & culture:

  • Many famous writers come from Russia. Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Nikolai Gogol, just to name a few.
  • Does the name Anna Pavlova mean anything to you? She was one of the most famous ballet dancers of her time.
  • Russia launched the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin.
  • Religious icons are very important to Russian people; many houses have at least one.
  • Tea and bread are always offered to guests… Russians are #1 for hospitality!

More "facts" and "toids" on Russia:

  • Russia has the most beautiful women in the world.
  • Tetris was created by a Russian man, Alexei Pazhitnov!
  • There was royalty in Russia; one who survived a massacre was Anastasia.
  • Russians give flowers with an odd number in the bouquet, even number flowers are for funerals.

Sources:

funrussian.com, wikipedia.com, www.tsar-events.com/intersting-facts-about-russia/, wanttoknowit.com/interesting-facts-about-russia/

About the author

Lindsey Mae is freelance artist who enjoys writing posts for and The Russian Store.