2 of the bordering countries are self-styled states – South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
The distance between Russian and US boarders is 4 km (this is the distance between Big Diomede Island (Russia) and Little Diomede Island (USA) in Bering Strait
St. Petersburg is the most northern city in the world with a population of over 1 million people
¾ of all the population of Russia lives in cities.
Russia occupies 1st place in the world in terms of the number of people with higher education – 54% of population from 25 to 64 years
1st place in terms of school education coverage.
The distribution of various methodologies of Quantitative projects is:
Federal Districts of Russia were created in 2000. They became a convenient way in terms of operation and governing, but from the law point of view they are not a subordinate entity of the Russian Federation and are not provisioned by the Constitution. There are 9 Federal Districts.
Most developed industries:
Oil and Gas
X5 Retail Group
57% of the Russian population older than 18 years uses the Internet
82% of the Internet users have accounts in Social Networks
The most popular Social Networks are VKontakte, YouTube, Odnoklassniki, Moi Mir and Facebook
Myth about a myth: Russians think Americans think bears can easily walk on Moscow streets. Truth is, bears are rare in Russian cities and towns and Americans do not have such a stereotype about wild Russia.
Japanese food in Russia is more popular than in Japan.
Dacha is a unique Russian notion and it is translated into most of the languages. Dachas appeared at the time of Peter the First who donated countryside lands to his subjects. Donated (dannoye) by the Emperor was called “dacha”.
Each Russian monarch left to his son more than he gained from his father.
28% of Russians do not drink alcohol drinks at all, 26% drink alcohol less than once a month, 16% – only once a month.
Ural metal was used for building Eifel Tower and the Statue of Liberty.