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)
- During the Second World War metro stations were used as air-raid shelter. 150 people were born there.
- 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.
- The most expensive Russian White Wine “Livadiya” (1891) was sold by auction for 2900 GBP
- The way from Moscow to Chicago is closer than from Chicago to Rio-de-Janeiro.
- There is the closest point between Russia and America that is only 4 km long.
- The total length of the Kremlin walls is 2235 meters.
- 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.
- 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.
- There are 7 towns in the Golden Ring of Russia.
- The Moscow River is 65 km long and flows along the whole city.