“Military Disneyland” + 6 Other Weird Things You Can Find Only In Russia

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You can’t argue with the fact that the Russians are known for having very questionable things in their country but not many people can name those exact things. That is why we’re here to help you out.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of strange things you can find only in Russia.

Lenin’s dead body

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Source: Wikipedia

Vladimir Lenin was a Russian revolutionary and leader of the Soviet Union. He died in 1924 and the Russians were like “What should we do now?” NOT bury him OF COURSE. So they embalmed him and put him on display in a mausoleum. Neat.

By the way, it costs Russia around $200,000 a year to keep him looking fresh, they re-embalm him every two years and sometimes even do things like swapping out his eyelashes.

“Military Disneyland” 

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Source: Getty Images

Patriot Park is just like Disneyland but without princesses or cool rides or Yoda but with a lot of real Russian tanks! Fun! Moreover, you can play with grenade launchers! Every child’s dream.

According to Vice, it is basically just Vladimir Putin’s plan to fascinate Russian schoolchildren them with weapons at a young age, and they’ll grow up to be quite okay with blowing things up.

Tree juice

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Source: Jennifer Tarnacki

Have you ever wondered what kind of juice the REAL MEN drink in Russia? Not peach juice, of course. They take a tree and squeeze a glass of fresh tree juice. JK but not really.

People in Russia actually drink birch juice, which is sweet almost like maple syrup but more watery. You can also buy it bottled in some other places around the world but it tastes better if you get it straight out of the tree.

The most polluted place in the WORLD

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Source: Wikipedia

No, it is not Chernobyl. It is a very beautiful Lake Karachay, which is full of radioactive waste. From 1951 to 1953 the Russians dumped nuclear waste into this lake, according to Atlas Obscura and today, the Worldwatch Institute in Washington D.C. says Lake Karachay is the most polluted spot on Earth.

It is smaller than the Chernobyl disaster area but they have an almost equal level of radioactivity. You’d receive a lethal dose of radiation after about one hour if you tried to swim in this lake.

A monument to enemas

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Source: English Russia

In June 2008 a health spa in Inozemtsevo, Russia, revealed a wonderfully freakish work of art – three cherubs teamed up to carry one big enema. Apparently, it was inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s Renaissance painting “Venus and Mars.”

A vodka (obviously)

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Source: Visit Petersburg

This is full of vodka bottles and glasses in all shapes, forms, and sizes and it tells you the complete story of Russia’s national drink. And of course, and at the end of the tour, there’s vodka tasting, a gift shop to buy more vodka, restaurant to drink more vodka and eat borscht.

Conception day

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Source: Happiest Baby

Ulyanovsk, Russia, has a very interesting holiday. On September 12th they celebrate the Day of Conception, everybody gets a day off and moreover, anyone who gives birth nine months later will win prizes like money, cars, refrigerators, and others.

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