10 Interesting Facts About Russia

Russia is a fascinating country, rich in history and culture.

It’s also very misunderstood by many of us in the West. Take a look at these 10 facts about the largest country on Earth.

1. Not on time

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2. Looks like fun

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3. Glass Beach

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4. Hmmmm

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5. Good idea

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6. Meteor

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7. Comrade SpongeBob

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8. Doesn’t sound like fun

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9. Cool

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10. Okay…

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Activists Get Around Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws in a Very Clever Way

With the World Cup in Russia this summer, people from all over the world flocked there to support their countries and travel. And that means people from all backgrounds. One thing about Russia: it’s illegal to fly the rainbow pride flag there. But some very clever activists found a way to fly the pride flag all over Moscow.

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The protestors wore soccer jerseys from different countries and posed to recreate the pride flag.

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People on Twitter loved the work done by the group.

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A Nail Place in Russia Started Doing ‘Teeth Nails’

Yikes! A nail salon in Russia started doing ‘teeth nails’ for their customers and the results are…pretty horrific. I’m not sure who would actually want these things on their fingers, but to each their own. Take a look at this video that shows how these babies are created.

Teeth nails- YAY OR NAY ? #nailsunnytutorial Video by @edo_movs

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People on Twitter were generally creeped out by this fashion statement.

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In 2007 Russia planted their national…

In 2007 Russia planted their national flag underwater in hopes of securing the arctic’s potential natural resources. “This isn’t the 15th century,” one foreign minister said. “You can’t go around the world and just plant flags and say, ‘We’re claiming this territory.’ 00

When USSR premier Nikita Khrushchev…

When USSR premier Nikita Khrushchev visited IBM’s Silicon Valley research facility in 1959 he showed indifference to computing technology, but he was so impressed by their buffet style cafeteria that he instructed factories across the Soviet Union to implement the self service dining concept. 00

Pre-dissolution Soviet comedians…

Pre-dissolution Soviet comedians had to have all their jokes approved by the Department of Humor. Jokes about politics, religion, and sex were banned, which left mostly jokes about animals. 50

Pre-dissolution Soviet comedians…

Pre-dissolution Soviet comedians had to have all their jokes approved by the Department of Humor. Jokes about politics, religion, and sex were banned, which left mostly jokes about animals. 00