In 1959, 9 seasoned XC-skiers were found dead in the Ural Mountains. 5 were found far from their abandoned, stocked tent in just their undergarments; the other 4 were found warmly clothed with traumatic, internal injuries. All had high levels of radiation; the case remains a mystery.
A Russian spy infiltrated The Manhattan Project, and drastically sped up Russia’s development of nuclear arms.
The USSR built, and Russia still maintains, a doomsday device capable of bypassing all standard protocols to launch their entire nuclear arsenal.
A Russian sect believes that Vladimir Putin is the reincarnation of Saint Paul.
Eighty percent of Soviet males born in 1923 didn’t survive WWII.
Of the 1,385 Russian satellites currently in orbit, only 96 are operational.
Russian astronauts are allowed to carry guns.
There are more American $100 bills in Russia than there are in the United States.
Good news? Russian scientists have developed a new drug that prolongs drunkenness.
World’s most prolific mother is Russian. She gave birth to total of 69 children: 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births.