The 34 Hilariously Weird Facts Proving That Russia Is Beyond Bizarre

By Johny in Facts and DIY On 10th October 2015

#1 On September 12th each year, Russian workers get to take the day off. Why? To have sex, of course. If they successfully procreate and give birth 9 months later, there are rewards to be had. No pressure.

#2 The Bubble Baba is an event where people ride inflatable sex dolls down the Vuoska Rapids. One word springs to mind: Russia.

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#4 Rich people pay to ride in ambulance taxis to avoid the queues. What we might consider corruption, Russians consider cheekiness.

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#5 In 2011 a survey found that nearly a third of Russians are convinced that the Earth is the center of the solar system.

#6 There are 9 million more Russian women than men. A good man is hard to find.

#7 Moscow has the world's highest rate of billionaires per capita. A wonder of wealth distribution.

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#8 In 2014 Russia produced 10.73 million barrels of oil. Hence the above billionaires and the nation's power and influence. Russia oil pipelines are so extensive that they would circle the planet six times over.

#9 Russia plans to open a “Military Disneyland” where tourists can shoot army grade weapons and play hi-tech military games. Reassuring, isn't it?

#10 Moscow's metro system has between 7 and 9 million people on it each day. That's NY and London's public transport systems combined.

#11 The world's biggest McDonald's is in Moscow. It seats 700 hungry Russians.

#12 The average Russian drinks 4.8 gallons of alcohol per year. That's two times what doctors think is dangerous for you. Cheers.

#13 A Russian superstition is to not whistle in your house. Guess why? All your money will fly out the window. Logic.

#14 Russia sold Alaska to the U.S. in 1867. The price? $7.2 million. A bargain for Sarah Palin.

#15 Lake Karachay is the most polluted spot on earth. It would kill you in just over half an hour. Lovely.

#16 Some Russian school teachers get paid in vodka. And everything else suddenly makes sense.

#17 Siberia makes up 77% of Russia's land mass but is only populated with 8 people per square mile

#18 St. Petersburg has 3x more bridges than Venice does.

#19 In 1987, in exchange for Pepsi products, Russia gave the company 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer. This was, at the time, the 7th biggest submarine fleet in existence.

#20 Apple is worth more than the Russian stock market. Insane.

#21 Russia's Lake Baikal has 1/5 of the world's fresh water. It contains the same amount of water as all of the Great Lakes combined.

#22 In the 1700's a Russian woman gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets. That's 69 children. To the same husband. A heroic anatomy, indeed.

#23 When Putin was ‘elected for his third term, one region had a 146% voting turnout. Legit.

#24 It is a crime to drive a dirty car in the streets. Chamillionaire ain't welcome

#25 In a place called Megion in western Siberia, the mayor has banned making excuses. Cool guy.

#26 The Moscow Cat Theater traels around the country. Yes, it is a circus made up of cats. Apparently it's even better when completely soused on Vodka.

#27 Russia has the most time zones of any country, at 9. Almost all of them are in the 1960's.

#28 An extremely popular Russian meal called kholodets, is comprised of meat suspended in salty gelatin. Sexy.

#29 The State Hermitage Museum in St.Petersburg has a patrol of cats in order to keep rodents at bay.

#30 There are twice as many murders per capita in Russia than there are in America.

#31 Beer was only ruled to be an alcoholic drink in Russia in…2011. Imagine!

#32 A plant was grown from 32,000 year old seeds. Not surprisingly, it was the oldest plant to be regenerated.

#33 Russia is so large that it has a surface area comparable to Pluto.

#34 The first Russian to receive the vaccine for smallpox was oficially named VACCINOV he was given money for the rest of his life and was considered a hero of the nation.