25 facts about Russia - The world's largest country

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Amazing facts about Russia

Fact 1: Russia is the largest country in the world, spanning both Europe and Asia.

Fact 2: The Trans-Siberian Railway in Russia is the longest continuous railway line in the world.

Fact 3: Russia has the deepest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Baikal, reaching depths of about 5,387 feet (1,642 meters).

Fact 4: Moscow, the capital of Russia, has the highest number of billionaires residing in the city.

Fact 5: Russia is home to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world.

Fact 6: The Kremlin in Moscow is a historic fortress that houses the official residence of the President of Russia.

Fact 7: Russia is famous for its iconic onion-domed churches, with St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow being a prime example.

Fact 8: The world's longest boundary between two countries is shared by Russia and Kazakhstan.

Fact 9: Russian is the most widely spoken Slavic language and the eighth most spoken language in the world.

Fact 10: The Ural Mountains in Russia are considered the natural boundary between Europe and Asia.

Fact 11: Russia has a rich literary history, with famous authors such as Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Fact 12: The Russian nesting doll, Matryoshka, is a symbol of Russian folk art and craftsmanship.

Fact 13: The Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, used by Russia for space launches, was the site of the first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961.

Fact 14: Lake Ladoga in Russia is the largest freshwater lake in Europe.

Fact 15: The Russian ballet has a renowned legacy, with the Bolshoi Ballet and the Mariinsky Ballet among the world's leading ballet companies.

Fact 16: The iconic Red Square in Moscow is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been a witness to many historical events.

Fact 17: The Siberian tiger, one of the rarest big cats, is native to the Russian Far East.

Fact 18: Russia is known for its extensive railway network, connecting remote regions and providing a vital mode of transportation.

Fact 19: The Russian flag consists of three horizontal stripes of white, blue, and red colors.

Fact 20: The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, part of the Hermitage Museum, was the official residence of the Russian monarchs.

Fact 21: The Volga River, Europe's longest river, flows through central Russia and has great historical and cultural significance.

Fact 22: Russia is home to Lake Onega, which houses the Kizhi Pogost, an architectural ensemble featuring wooden churches and bell towers.

Fact 23: The iconic Russian spacecraft, Soyuz, has been a reliable workhorse for manned space missions since the 1960s.

Fact 24: The Cyrillic alphabet, used in Russia, was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 9th century.

Fact 25: The Russian Ruble is the official currency of Russia.

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