What Are Some Fun Facts About Russia?


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One fun fact about Russia is that, while it is the largest country in the world in terms of land area, it only ranks as the ninth-largest country in the world in terms of population, as of 2015 Russia places as the world's eighth-largest in terms of economy.

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What Are Some Fun Facts About Russia?
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With its gargantuan land size, it is not surprising that Russia takes home some of the longest, largest, deepest and biggest world records. Russia is a transcontinental country located in two continents and across nine time zones. Covering about 1/7 of the planet's land area, Russia extends halfway across the Northern Hemisphere. It covers almost the whole of North Asia and shares borders with numerous countries, including China, North Korea, Ukraine and Norway.

The Trans-Siberian train route from Moscow to Vladivostok is one of the longest train routes in the world. The Rossiya train makes 120 stops and covers a distance of 9,300 kilometers, or about 5,778 miles. It crosses two continents and 90 cities in a span of six days.

Lake Baikal, located in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, is the world's deepest freshwater lake in the world at 5,387 feet. It is also thought to be the oldest lake at an estimated 25 million years.

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