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Siberia

As much as 77% of Russia's area is covered by Siberia. However, this area has a very low population - it is inhabited by about 40 million people, which is only 27% of the country's total population and gives an average of three people per square kilometer. 1)

Mother of 16 pairs of twins

In the 18th century Russia, a woman became the mother of 16 pairs of twins, gave birth to triplets 7 times and quadruplets 4 times. All the children were born over 40 years and all were conceived by the same father. 2)

Employing cats

The Hermitage State Museum, located in St. Petersburg, has been “employing” cats to protect the works of art there from rodents since it was founded in 1764. The Hermitage State Museum, located in St. Petersburg, has been “employing” cats to protect the works of art there from rodents. 3)

Silene stenophylla

The oldest plant on Earth to be revived after hundreds of thousands of years is Silene stenophylla, a species of angiosperm in the clove family whose seeds were found in Siberia in the glaciated body of an Ice Age squirrel. The seeds had lain in the stomach of the mammal for 32,000 years. 4)

Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway, which runs from Moscow to Vladivostok, is the longest railroad line in the world. It crosses as many as eight timezones on its route, and the total length of its railroad track is 5,772 miles. If you were to travel along with it without any stops, the entire journey would take 152 hours and 27 minutes. 5)

russia.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/11 07:22 by aga