Texas makes as much money as Russia every year.
On a 1995 visit to Washington, the then-president of Russia Boris Yeltsin was found on Pennsylvania Avenue, drunk, in his underwear and trying to hail a cab in order to find pizza.
In Russia there are still 0.859 males to every female, due to the lasting effect of WWII.
The Soviet special forces were issued ballistic knives, capable of being fired up to 16 feet at up to 39mph, due to knife-throwing training being considered overly time-consuming.
There was a Russian film tradition based on the American Western, but it took place in the uncivilized Asian regions of the USSR in the early 1900’s. They featured gunslinging, outlaws, horseback riding. Instead of having Indian characters, the films featured native peoples from Central Asia.
Tchaikovsky held his head with his left hand while conducting, because he feared his head would fall off.
When the Soviet Union were occupying Afghanistan there was an Afghan Cosmonaut who became a Hero of the Soviet Union.
Devyatayev was a soviet pilot who was captured by the Nazis in 1944 and managed to steal a German airplane from a heavily guarded Nazi military base. On his return to the USSR his plane was shot at, and was then labeled as a spy because his story was so unbelievable.
A Russian spy infiltrated The Manhattan Project, and drastically sped up Russia’s development of nuclear arms.