Russian | Casper College, Wyoming


Fun facts

  • Russia is the largest country in the world, in terms of land area.
  • Russia borders 14 countries: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea.
  • About 100 languages (besides Russian) are used across the country; Ukrainian and Belarusian are Russian's closest linguistic relatives.
  • Russia is located across 9 time zones.
  • Its population is around 143 million.
  • The Russian language is one of the official languages of the United Nations.
  • There are 33 letters in the Russian Alphabet: 10 vowels, 21 consonants, and 2 signs (ь, ъ).
  • The Russian language is an official language in Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and is widely spoken in the Ukraine.
  • There are approximately 150 million Russian-speakers in the world.
  • The official residence of the Russian president is the Kremlin in Moscow. The word Kremlin means "fortress."
  • The executive power is split between the President and the Prime Minister, but the President is more dominant. The legislature is composed of the Federal Assembly: the State Duma – the lower house, and the Federation Council – the upper house.
  • Russia is one of 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council, along with the US, UK, China and France.
  • Lake Baikal is the largest freshwater lake in the world. It reaches 1642 metres (5,387 feet) in depth.
  • Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in Russia (and Europe), it reaches a height of 5642 metres (18,510 feet).
  • Russia's Volga River is the longest in Europe, with a length of around 3690 kilometres (2293 miles).
  • Russia produces a large amount of renewable energy thanks to its well-developed hydropower stations.
  • The country has the world's largest natural gas reserves, the 8th largest oil reserves, and the second largest coal reserves.
  • The Trans-Siberian railway from Moscow to Vladivostok on the Pacific coast is the world's longest railway (5800 miles long).
  • The closest point between Russia and the United States is only 4 km.
  • The Tsar Kolokol bell is the largest bell in the world, with a height of 6.14 meters and a weight of 223 tons. It is located on the grounds of Kremlin of Moscow.
  • The Tsar Cannon is (according to the Guinness Book of Records) the largest piece of artillery by caliber in the world and is a major tourist attraction on the grounds of the Moscow Kremlin.
  • Russian language is the language of some well-known writers : Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Sholohov.
  • Russia has a free education system and free health care for all its citizens.
  • Moscow has the largest number of billionaire residents in the world and is the second most expensive city in the world.
  • Approximately 3.13 million Americans trace their ancestry to Russia.
  • Chemist Dmitry Mendeleev invented the Periodic table of modern chemistry.
  • Yury Gagarin was the first man to orbit the earth in a spacecraft.
  • Soviet engineer Hovhannes (Ivan) Abgari Adamian was one of the founders of color television.

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Academic Assistant, School of Fine Arts & Humanities
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World Languages Instructor (Spanish)
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Dean, School of Fine Arts and Humanities
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