Hermitage is Ruled by Cats! See 11 Most Surprising Facts about Russia

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We’ve been hearing only the bad news from Russia connected to election propaganda on social media.

This time let’s take a look at the special features of the country.

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Cat power

The Hermitage, St Petersburg,  is home to around 70 cats. The tradition was established by Empress Elizabeth in 1745.

Source: visitrussia.org.uk

Broken stereotypes

Russians are the world’s fourth-biggest drinkers (not the first!), according to WHO statistics, behind Belarus, Moldova, and Lithuania.

Source: drinkedin.net

The popular drink “vodka” is commonly associated with Russia, however, it takes its root to Poland.

Also, the word “vodka” comes from “voda”, which means “water“. Check out 10 most expensive and luxury vodkas that will blow your mind.

Source: weknowmemes.com

 In case, Obama wants to visit Vladivostok

Russian airport duty-free shop ‘banned’ leaders from around the world. Sorry, Barack Obama!

Source: Telegraph

“I’m not afraid”

SkyBridge is the 1440-feet-long bridge that lies 679 feet above the Krasnaya Polyana valley, Russia.

Source: i.pinimg.com

Hello to Hawaii!

Russia is the country where the coldest inhabited place on Earth, Oymyakon, can be found – Oymyakon. The lowest temperature recorded is of – 153,86 °F.

Beautiful nature

The Kamchatka Peninsula in the far east of Russia. It’s a place of volcanoes, landscapes, bears, nature, eruptions, forests, subtropical mountains, and caves.

Akademia Nauk is a volcano filled with a few calderas, and the most notable one is known as Karymsky Lake.

Source: Yandex.ru

Tricky time zone system

Russian Federation has more time zones than any other country in the world. It’s 11 zones in total!

Source: tadst.com

Weird tradition

Russians love to pickle various vegetables, for instance, tomatoes, cucumbers.  Remarkably, they even have “pickled” of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin preserved in Mausoleum.

Source: comtourist.com

Magic places

The largest island on Lake Baikal, Olkhon, is famous for shamans activity. They even have a special rock, Shaman’s Rock, to prove the rumor.

Source: themes.com

Flower superstition

In Russia, people never present an even amount of flowers as it’s widely associated with the funerals.

Source: flaberry.com

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