Did you know that Russia spans both Europe and Asia? It is the world’s largest country, covering two continents! It also holds the record for having the most neighbouring countries. Russia shares land borders with a total of 16 countries. Can you name them all?
Longest Railway Journey
The Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching over 9,000 kilometres, is the longest railway line in the world. It offers an epic journey through Russia’s diverse landscapes. Russian railway system plays a crucial role in connecting different regions of the country, spanning over vast distances. It is second-largest in the world and is growing.
Lake and River Wonder
Dive into the depths of Lake Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake on Earth. Its crystal-clear waters hold about 20% of the world’s unfrozen freshwater.
Pioneering in Space
It all started for the world when Sputnik 1 was the world’s first artificial satellite launched into space. Short after, Yuri Gagarin, a Russian cosmonaut, was the first human to journey into space, orbiting Earth in 1961. Only a few years later, Alexei Leonov, performed the first spacewalk in 1965.
But it didn’t stop there. Russia has a robust space industry, and it remains a major player in space exploration. Heard of Roscosmos’ Soyuz MS or Orel spacecraft?
Russia is a one of the world’s largest exporter of wheat and other grains. Want to see how it’s ranked in comparison with other countries in 2023?
Nuclear Power Prowess
Russia is a leader in nuclear power. It has a strong nuclear industry and operates numerous nuclear power plants, providing a significant portion of the country’s electricity. Rosatom, the Russian state corporation responsible for the country’s nuclear industry, is involved in the construction and operation of nuclear power plants in various countries around the world. See which ones here—you might be surprised.
Multilingual and Multicultural
The people of Russia speak only Russian. Or not quite? While Russian is the official language, there are many minority languages, reflecting the country’s multicultural nature. Many of these languages belong to different language families, adding to the linguistic richness of the country. For example Tatar, Chechen, Chuvash, Bashkir, and many others. Curious to see what Kazan, Grozny or perhaps Yoshkar-Ola look like?
Cold Nation – Warm Soul
Discover the Russian Soul and Culture after the Ice is broken. Ice Swimming, Bizarre Driving Dashcam culture, Bread and Salt Tradition, Ice Sculpture Competitions, Long Toasts at Celebrations, Banya Bathing Rituals, Old Russian New Year’s Tradition and many more things that might seem amusing and even engaging.
GET TO KNOW RUSSIA
See the Country Over:
Can you spot if it’s in Russia or abroad?
How well do you know the country? Can you easily distinguish Russia from abroad? Look at the photos and guess whether what you see is in Russia or not. Sounds easy? Let’s find out!