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15 Crazy Facts About Russia That You Probably Didn’t Know

Russia is an amazing country, with so much great history, and monuments. The contribution of Russia to the world cannot be forgotten, and the way Russia has established itself after the World Wars is impeccable.

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But, apart from everything about Russia that fascinates us, there existed some of the funniest and lamest things in Russia, that will make you think about them twice and make you start questioning about how lame can these things be. We have a list of some of the craziest facts about Russia!

15. The Alaska Price

The United States of America has it’s parts close to Russia as well, called the state of Alaska, and that happened because the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million in 1867.

14. The Beard Tax

Russian Men are known to be smart and handsome, but they would have been charged to keep a beard if they existed during the reign of Peter the Great because there was a “beard tax”, that was paid by everyone who kept a beard.

13. Beer Vehemence

Russia did not consider Beer to be under the list of Alcoholic Beverages until 2013. It was so because beer is extremely loved in Russia.

12. Russia’s Size

This is well known that Russia is the biggest country in the world, but perhaps not many know that it is bigger than Pluto in size well, by 0.4 km square. Shocking, isn’t it?

11. The Weapon Power

Russia is among the most silent countries today, but you might be surprised to know that Russia has over 8,400 nuclear weapons, which are more than any other country in the world.

10. Fox Pet

Dogs are said to be the best friend of the man, but Russians had a different mindset. They kept foxes as their pets, especially the Russian scientists, since 1959.

9. Worth the Money

Russia is richer than you think. If we combine the net worth of the twenty richest people of Russia, it would easily surpass the entire GDP of Pakistan.

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8. Siberia Rules

Though Russia is the biggest country in the world, it indeed is among the least populated ones. That is because of the extreme conditions of Siberia that cover around 70% of Russia.

7. Russia and Japan war

Russia and Japan haven’t yet signed a treaty of peace to finish the second world war yet, and that is because they still have a dispute over the Kuril Islands.

6. Lake Baikal

Russia has among the biggest lakes in the world and Lake Baikal, which is in Russia, contains 20% of the world’s unfrozen freshwater.

5. The Subway

Russia is among the soberest countries in the world, and so is it’s Subway. There are about 9 million people who travel through the Moscow metro every day. This number is more than that of London and New York combined.

4. The Love for Beer

It is hard to imagine but each Russian consumes around 18 liters of alcohol each year. This amount of alcohol is massive, and most of it comes from beer.

3. Sex Ratio

On the contrary to most of the countries in Asia, Russia comes out to a country where there are 9 million more women than men.

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2. Pipeline grandeur

Russia is the biggest country in the world, and so, it requires a big transportation system. It is reflected in the grandeur of its pipelines, which can loop around the Earth more than six times.

1. The Longevity

Surprisingly, the average lifespan for Russian people is far different from other countries. For Russian men, it is only 59 years and women can live up to 73 years old.

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