Russian Facts and Information

• The size of Russia is bigger than Pluto.

• 77% of Russian land is made up of Siberia.

• The Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest railway in the world. The 9,289 km long journey takes more than 152 hours to complete.

• There are approximately 10 million more women in Russia than there are men.


• Russia's pipelines network is are 259,913 kilometers long which could loop around Earth over six times.

• The Urals are the oldest mountains in the world and lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake and the largest reservoir of fresh water on earth.

• Lake Karachay in Russia is the most radioactive and most polluted lake in the world.

• The closest point between Russia and America is only 4 km long.

• The Metro of St. Petersburg is the world’s deepest subway. It is about 100 m deep.

• Russia’s Volga River is the longest river in Europe, with a length of around 3690 kilometers.

• Alaska was once part of Russia; the Russians sold it to the Americans for USD 7.2mn in 1867.

• Russia is home to some 20 percent of the world’s trees.

• Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world.

• The famous Trans-Siberian railway is the longest single railway in the world.

• The Russian village Oymyakon is the coldest village on earth.