Russia has been in the news for invading Ukraine, in this post, I would state 4 unusual things about Russia that you need to know.
1. Some Parts of Russia experience darkness for about 6 Months in a Year:Source: Google
Some parts of Russia are left in darkness (night time) for about 6 weeks or a stretch of about 6 months and many Russian in such areas have learned to adapt to this. This is because some parts of Russia are located above the Arctic circle making the polar nights just like the day last for a very long time.
2. It has the World’s Longest Railway:Source: Google
One can easily migrate by train from Moscow to Beijing with the longest railway which covers a distance of 5,772 miles( about 9,289 kilometers)
The Trans-Siberian Railway which is the world’s Longest single railway line connects branches in Mongolia and China.
3. There are 11 Million More Women than Men:Source: Google
It is estimated that there are 11 Million More Women in Russia than Men. This could be attributed to the fact that many soldiers who were men died during the second world war in 1950.
Also, this gap can be linked to the fact that the life expectancy rate for males is lower ( about 10 years less) than that of women.
4. Russia Has Over 8400 Nuclear Weapons:Source: Google
The US is referred to as the main superpower when it comes to nuclear weapons but interestingly, Russia has the greatest number of nuclear weapons of about 8400. This number surpasses that of any other nation.
What do you think about this?