Fun and interesting facts about Russia

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10 fun facts about Russia

10 facts about Russia: useless

(I’m starting new project about Moscow: Guide to cheap travel to Moscow for tourists)

  1. During the Second World War metro stations were used as air-raid shelter. 150 people were born there.
  2. Vodka was introduced in Russia in the period from 1448 to 1474. Less than 100 years later the first “czar tavern” was set up in Moscow.
  3. The most expensive Russian White Wine “Livadiya” (1891) was sold by auction for 2900 GBP
  4. The way from Moscow to Chicago is closer than from Chicago to Rio-de-Janeiro.
  5. There is the closest point between Russia and America that is only 4 km long.
  6. The total length of the Kremlin walls is 2235 meters.
  7. The biggest flood in Moscow was in the year of 1908 when waters went up to 9 metres and immersed 1600 hectares of the city territory.
  8. There are 7 absolutely the same high-rise buildings in Moscow: 2 hotels, 2 administrative buildings, 2 blocks of flats and the Moscow State University.
  9. There are 7 towns in the Golden Ring of Russia.
  10. The Moscow River is 65 km long and flows along the whole city.