30 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About Russia


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.

Legend has it that Russians chose Christianity over Islam back in 988 AD in part 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