There is a lake in Russia that is so radioactive it can kill you within one hour if you stand near it.
A Russian family of 6 lived alone in the harsh forests of the taiga for forty years before being discovered in 1978. One family member is still living out there, a region deemed uninhabitable by some of the fiercest and best equipped animals for surviving, yet this one girl manages.
There was a Russian game show that would have you steal a car and if you didn’t get caught by the police within 35 minutes, you win the car. Otherwise you would be arrested.
The State Hermitage Museum in Russia has a team of cats that prowl the museum to protect the artwork against rodents. The cats even carry a passport with a photo.
Russia is suspected to have at least 15 secret cities. These “closed cities” are officially classified by the government, with their names and location unknown, they appear on no maps, no road signs will direct you to them, and visits from foreigners are strictly prohibited.
The Russian army didn’t have socks for 300 years, instead they used footwraps but they are going to introduce socks in 2013.
Native Americans descend from three migrations from Siberia.
Over 35% of Russians would vote for Stalin if he were still alive.
The Russian word for “sock” is “no sock”.