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7 Things To Know About Russia

Russia Facts

1. The name Red Square is not communist related. It's Russian name means beautiful.

2. There are nine million more women than men in Russia

3. One in four Russian men die before their 55th birthday.

4. In 2007 Russia announced plans for a tunnel link with the USA. The project is yet to break ground.

5. Lake Baikal is the deepest in the world. It contains 20% of the world's fresh water.

6. Russia is home to 20% of the world's forests.

7. One superstition forbids whistling in the house as it's said to cause money to fly out of the window