20 Interesting facts about Russia

Russia is enormously large in terms of its territory, the population, the historical background and cultural heritage, it is a great destination for millions of travellers from all over the world. Despite its high popularity and fame still some of the facts about Russia are unknown and can be found interesting: 

Russia is the only country in the world which is washed by 12 seas and 3 oceans.

Lake Baikal in Siberia is the oldest and the deepest lake in the world.  

The famous Trans-Siberian Railway spans almost all the way across the county through 8 time zones, thus making it the only longest railway in the world. The train departs from Moscow and arrives in Bejing, the itinerary covers 9200 km which is done in 152 hours.

Russia has one of the world's most terrifying walkways: the 439-metre SkyBridge located in Sochi.

Along with the Russian language considered to be the official language of the country, the population of Russia speaks over 25 other languages that are co-official ones depending on the regional diversity.   

Moscow has more billionaire residents than any other city in the world. Along with the fact that Russia is one of the world’s largest oil producer it often gives the reason to foreigners to think all Russians are rich, which is not true.

Moscow metro is the world’s fastest means of transport with the trains  scheduled for every 90 seconds.

Russians do not feel easy about talking to strangers in the street, unless it is a foreign traveller who needs any assistance.  

Russians used to wear wedding rings on the right hand ring finger, while engagement rings are on the left hand fingers.

If you plan to give flowers to a Russian woman, please make sure you have bought them in an even number, otherwise it can be considered as a funeral bouquet. 

Education is an important part of the life in Russia, obtaining a university degree gives a chance to be prompted for a good job offer.

Many Russian people prefer to spend their weekend in ther summer residence in the suburbs, the so-called Russian “dacha”.

Russian people enjoy all kinds of celebrations, be it a birthday party or a wedding celebration, or a promotion within the company, or even a comeback from holiday.

Foreign citizens can visit Russia without a visa for 72 hours in case they arrive to St.Petersburg by ferry. You should check it with the Russian consulate in your country in advance.