According to the great English statesman, Winston Churchill, Russia is “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” For most people, this is not a far-fetched idea. Although the country formerly known as Union of Soviet Socialist Republics is the world’s largest country and boasts the eighth-largest GDP all over the planet, very little is known about this mysterious nation and its equally baffling people.
To aid you in this predicament, we’ve put together a list of some of the craziest facts you didn’t know about Mother Russia. Enjoy!
1. It has been said that Russians picked Christianity over Islam as a religion in 988 AD because they didn’t want to give up alcohol.
2. There are 1,159 women for every 1,000 men in Russia.
3. 75% of Russian territory is located in Asia