Russia has launched a campaign on ‘selfie safety’, following a spate of selfie-related accidents, among which included two men killed by a live grenade they were posing with.
Russia banned the sale of vodka during World War I. The government immediately lost a third of its income.
It’s a faux pas in Russia to give your date a dozen flowers; You give an odd number of flowers for a happy occasion, and an even number for condolences.
In soviet Russia there was a civilian award for bearing and raising 7 or more children called “The Order of Maternal Glory”.
During the siege of the city during WWII, music performances were broadcast over the city of Leningrad 24/7 to bolster the civilians’ spirits. At rare times, when music wasn’t broadcast, a metronome was placed before the radio microphone to assure the people that the resistance was ongoing.
There are 1,311 people who live in Verkhoyansk, Russia, a town with an average temperature of -45C (-50F) in January. In 2012, the town was attacked by a pack of 400 wolves.
A three year old Russian girl survived 11 days in Siberian taiga forest by drinking from a creek and eating berries while being protected by her dog which went to get help after nine days and returned with rescuers.