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14 Facts about Russia

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Each Russian consumes 18 litres (4.8 US gal) of alcohol per year, doubling what experts consider dangerous.
In Russia
there are
9 million more Women
than men.
Russia & America
are less than
4 km apart at the
nearest point.
is bigger than
There are over
500,000 alcohol-related deaths in Russia each year.
In Russia
it's now Illegal
to tell kids
Gay People Exist.
A russian woman in the 1700s gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets in just 40 years with the same man.
In 1908 the Imperial Russian Olympic Team arrived to London 12 days too late for the games because they were not using the Gregorian calendar yet.
The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.
Stalin didn't start learning Russian until he was 8. His mother tongue was Georgian.
The oldest plant ever to be regenerated has been grown in Russia from 32,000-year-old seeds.
Japan and Russia still
haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the
Kuril Islands dispute.
Gorbachev recorded an album of Russian romantic ballads in 2009.
Foxes are domesticated like dogs by Russian scientists since 1959.
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