Russia

Bordering countries

18
Interesting facts:

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

Main cities

9
moscow

Moscow

saint_petersburg

St. Petersburg

novosibirsk

Novosibirsk

yekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg

nizhniy_novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod

rostov

Rostov-on-Don

khabarovsk

Khabarovsk

pyatigorsk

Pyatigorsk

simferopol

Simferopol

Interesting facts:

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.

Education

Interesting facts:

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.

Structure

The distribution of various methodologies of Quantitative projects is:

22

Republics

9

Krais

46

Oblasts

3

Federal cities

1

Autonomous oblast

4

Autonomous okrugs

Interesting fact:

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.

Economics

Most developed industries:

 Machinery

Oil and Gas

Food industry

Light Industry

Largest Retailers

retailer_magnit

Magnit

retailer_x5

X5 Retail Group

retailer_auchan

Auchan

retailer_dixie

Dixie

retailer_metro

Metro

retailer_mvideo

M. Video

retailer_okey

O’Key

retailer_leroy-merlin

Leroy Merlin

retailer_dns

DNS

retailer_euroset

Evroset

Technology

Internet

57 %

57% of the Russian population older than 18 years uses the Internet

82 %

82% of the Internet users have accounts in Social Networks

 The most popular Social Networks are VKontakte, YouTube, Odnoklassniki, Moi Mir and Facebook

Mobile Operators

mobile_mts

MTS

mobile_megafon

Megafon

mobile_beeline

Beeline

Humorous/Funny/Surprising

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.

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