Interesting facts about Russia
October 6, 2009 | In: Countries facts
Russia is the largest country in the world, stretching over an area of 17.1 million square kilometer.
Russia is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups. Slavs account for about 75% of the total population.
The Baikal is the deepest lake in Russia, it is a large reservoir for fresh water (23 thousand km³).
Russia is known as the ‘lungs of Europe’ since it has the largest forest reserves in the world.
Rusia has 1st place in the world in explored reserves of natural gas (32% world reserves).
Moscow is three hours ahead of London time and eight hours ahead of New York.
6 mln people in the US speak Russian.
The world’s largest bell, the Tsar Kolokol bell, can be found at the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia. The bell was made in 1735 and cracked soon afterwards. It has never been rung.
The Tsar Kolokol bell is 20 ft (6.14m) high and weighs 223 tons!
There are approximately 10 million more woman than men in Russia.