Russia -Amazing Fun Facts

Russia -Amazing Fun Facts

[Music] wow so [Music] and welcome back to bon voyage today we’re going to explore the biggest country in the world born in 1991 russia is boarded by 14 countries the most in the world which are north korea china mongolia kazakhstan azerbaijan georgia ukraine belarus poland lithuania latvia estonia finland and norway it borders two oceans which are pacific and arctic it also wears 12 seas russia is the largest country in the world covering nine time zones and is in both europe and asia if you fly from vladivostok in the east to moscow in the west it will take about eight hours if you drive non-stop it will take about four days about 146 million people live in russia making it the ninth most populated country in the world the national language of russia is russian which is the most spoken language in europe highest mountain in russia is now el bros which is also the highest in all of europe longest river is the volga the capital city is moscow which is the biggest city in europe some other major cities are in st petersburg navagaran navasa burst yakaturenburg and vladivostok an image of russia the saint basil’s cathedral in moscow has been among the top choice attractions in russia building’s beautiful architecture attracts many visitors it was designed to resemble the shape of a bonfire in full flame located in saint petersburg permitted museum is a massive museum of arts and culture of a collection of over three million items the collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings including the winter palace former residents of russian emperors russia’s oldest city navagarad is home to saint sophia cathedral standing 125 feet high and featuring five domes the cathedral is the oldest church building in russia kizi island in lake oniga is best known for its incredible kz museum the museum has over 80 historical wooden structures the most famous is the kizi pogost one of the 28 unesco world heritage sites in russia the valley of geysers is the second largest geyser feel in the world which is located on the kamchatka peninsula in eastern russia it was discovered in 1941. located just north of mongolia lake baikal is the deepest lake in the world it has around 20 of the world’s fresh water the longest railway in the world the trans-siberian railway runs from moscow to vladivostok running 9289 kilometers it crosses eight time zones 87 cities and towns and 16 rivers including the vulgar the altai mountains in siberia extend from russia into china kazakhstan and mongolia with a number of natural reserves and lakes the altai mountains are unesco world heritage site the atlanta pillars are rock formations that stretch 40 kilometers along the banks of the lennar river in yakovia they have been a unesco world here to the site since 2012. russia has warmed hot dry summers and very cold winters with temperatures reaching minus 30 degrees celsius with heavy snowfall the winter is mostly dry with snow from october to march highest temperature recorded was 38 degrees celsius in moscow in july 2010 the lowest temperature recorded was minus 67.7 degrees celsius in oimyokin in february 1933 which was the coldest temperature ever recorded in the northern hemisphere [Music] before russia had become a country in 1991 the soviet union or ussr ran europe and asia the soviet union was the largest country in the world covering 11 time zones russia and the united states are just 82 kilometers apart separated by the bearing sea between these two countries is the international date line so if you are standing on little diameter in usa on the first of the month looking into big diameter in russia where it is already second of the month you are seeing tomorrow russia’s land border is twenty thousand kilometers long making it the second longest land border in the world talongrad is a somewhat forgotten part of russia that is separated from the mainland by lithuania and poland it is russia’s smallest territory 70 of russia is forced more than any other country 73 of russian population lives in the major cities approximately 99 of russia is literate it is one of the most educated countries with 766 universities located throughout its vast land mass [Music] you know that russia is larger than a planet [Music] which is actually classified as a north planet since 2006 is 16 million square kilometers on the other hand the area occupied by russia on our planet is 17 million square kilometers a bright asteroid about the size of a six-story building broke up over the city of chelyabinsk russia in february 2013. the blast was stronger than a nuclear explosion in a shockwave it generated shattered glass and injured about 1200 people [Music] was the first man ever to go in space in april 1961. he successfully completed an orbit of earth in the boston spacecraft the world’s first satellite was launched by the soviet union in 1957 russia is home to lots of beautiful wildlife including amber tiger eurasian lynx the siberian brown bear and the most famous siberian tiger russia has over 40 national parks and 100 wildlife reserves a wide variety of fruits are grown in russia it is not unusual for russian gardens to include six or more fruits russians eat some very unique foods some of them are very famous and others are a little known [Music] russia’s national sport is soccer some other popular sports are ice hockey volleyball basketball and bayathlon some of the most popular stadiums are laziniki stadium navagarad stadium and krastovsky stadium which travels to the olympics two times in chess one of the world’s famous champions is gary kasparov from 1984 until his retirement in 2005 kasparov was ranked world number one it is a world record in 1997 he became the first world champion to lose a match to a computer named deep blue in russia if you start smiling to strangers on the streets they will think that you are making fun of them and now try not to laugh on this one kids are taught not to smile in school hope you enjoyed traveling through russia next time you will explore another great country remember if you start looking too much like your passport photo it is time for a vacation bye or as they say in russia [Music] you
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Russia -Amazing Fun Facts

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