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What are the five important facts about Russia to know before visiting?

Asked by S. Barnes, Last updated: Feb 17, 2020

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I.Isabella

I.Isabella

Answered Jan 24, 2020

If you are planning on visiting Russia, here are the five important facts you need to know about the country. First, in terms of landmass, Russia has the biggest landmass in the whole world. This is about 17,125,191 km2, which is about 1.5 times the whole of Europe. Second, Russia, just like the US, is also a force to reckon with in terms of military capacity. It has thousands of nuclear weapons, even more, any other country in the world.

Third, the first person to step into space was a Russian by the name Yuri Gagarin. This event took place in 1961. Fourth, the longest rail line is in Russia. The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest in the whole world, it covers a total distance of 5772 miles, and it also has different branches that extend to other places like Mongolia. Russia is always cold, and the cold can become very unbearable during winter.

 

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