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World 10 mind blowing facts about Russia

As the 2018 world cup would be taking place there, it's time for you to understand some crippling facts about Russia.

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10 crippling facts about Russia

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Russia is a very beautiful and fascinating country, but it seems a lot of people only know the barest minimum of facts related to it.

As the 2018 world cup would be taking place there, it's time for you to understand some crippling facts about Russia.

play Russia's pipeline can go round the earth more than six times (Inquiry Market Research)

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1. Russo-Japanese war

Japan and Russia still haven't signed a peace treaty to end World War II due to the Kuril Islands dispute.

As of December 2017 matters remain unresolved and these disputes have effectively soured relations between the two countries. According to a 2017 Pew Global Attitudes Project survey, 64% of Japanese people view Russia unfavourably, compared with 26% who viewed it favourably. Nonetheless, the Japanese government sees Russia as an important partner for security and counterbalancing China and North Korea in the region.

2. Nuclear Weapons

Russia has over 7,300 nuclear weapons, more than any country.

According to the Federation of American Scientists, an organization that assesses nuclear weapon stockpiles, as of 2017, the Russian Federation possesses 7,300 total nuclear warheads, of which 4,500 are strategically operational.

It is estimated that from 1949 to 1991 the Soviet Union produced approximately 55,000 nuclear warheads.

play According to the Federation of American Scientists, an organization that assesses nuclear weapon stockpiles, as of 2017, the Russian Federation possesses 7,300 total nuclear warheads, of which 4,500 are strategically operational. (Premium Times)

3. Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world's fresh surface water. With 23,615.39 km3 (5,670 cu mi) of fresh water, it contains more water than the North American Great Lakes combined.

With a maximum depth of 1,642 m (5,387 ft), Baikal is the world's deepest lake. It is considered among the world's clearest lakes and is considered the world's oldest lake at 25–30 million years. It is the seventh-largest lake in the world by surface area.

4. Pipeline is really long

Russia's pipeline can go round the earth more than six times.

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5. Russia has many hidden cities

Secret cities started in the 1940s and they were also known as closed cities, hidden cities, or closed administrative territory complexes. Some received the name of “Naukograd” or science cities dedicated to scientific research. Other secret cities were destined to the development of military the technology, nuclear energy or the arms and naval industry.

The majority are located in Russia or ex-communist countries like Kazakhstan, Estonia, or Ukraine.

Large quantities of qualified scientist and researchers installed their activities there, on the fringes of the world’s research community, creating new technologies, energies, or developing the new industries of aerospace and arms.

6. Oil production

Russia is the second largest producer of oil in the world.

7. The area of Siberia is 9 million 734 thousand square kilometres

To understand the vastness of this territory,  it is enough to say that this territory accounts for nine percent of all land on Earth.

8. Natural Reserves

In Russia, there are 103 natural reserves, 43 gigantic national parks and 70 wildlife sanctuaries. The total area of specially protected natural areas of Russia makes up almost 600,000 square kilometres, which accounts for four percent of the total area of the country.

9. Russia has never known slavery

Russia has never known slavery in its true concept. The period of the most expressive form of feudal dependence, serfdom, was shorter in Russia than, for example, in England and in most European countries. In addition, serfdom in Russia had milder forms. Russia abolished serfdom in 1861, the United States abolished slavery in 1865.

10. In 2002, according to UNESCO's rating, Yekaterinburg entered the list of 12 ideal cities in the world.

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