10 Unbelievable Facts About Russia That You Didn’t Know
Russia is the largest country in the world. It borders Asian and European countries, and oceans such as Arctic and Pacific. The country’s landscape ranges from forests and tundra to subtropical beaches. Russia is famous for novelists Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, and the Mariinsky and Bolshoi ballet companies. St. Petersburg is one of the several popular attractions, and we all know that Russians absolutely love their vodka. Here are some more facts about Russia that you didn’t know.
Back in 1998, teachers in Altai republic were paid 15 vodka bottles instead of their six-month wages because the government was under a heavy debt and could not afford their salaries.
Back in 2007, Siberia experienced an oily yellow and orange snow. Researchers and scientists could not find a reason as to why it occurred although some thought that orange snow was due to industrial pollution.