25 Really Cool Facts About Russia You Might Not Know

Posted by , Updated on October 16, 2017

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What comes to mind when you think of Russia? Tundra? Snow? Probably. But today we’re going to take a look at the Russia you’ve never seen before. Given that it’s the world’s biggest country, it has quite a bit of diversity within its borders. It’s not all snow and ice! These are 25 Really Cool Facts About Russia You Might Not Know.

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Moscow is the biggest city in Europe with 13 million people. London comes second with 8 million.

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The highest mountain in Europe is Mount Elbrus which can be found in the Caucasus Range. It stands at 5,642 metres (18,510 ft).

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Everyone knows Russia is big. Just how big? To give some perspective, Russia covers more time-zones than any other country...11 in total.

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The busiest metro system in Europe can be found in Moscow with an average daily ridership of over 6 million people.

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On the Kamchatka Peninsula in eastern Russia, you can go trekking on volcanoes. Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the highest active volcano in both Europe and Asia.

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