Russia, the largest country in the world, with its 11 time zones, its incredible history, rich culture and beautiful sites, is a truly amazing country and home to one of the most famous alcoholic beverages in the world: vodka. But there is another side of Russia that is full of secrets. Here are some fascinating things about this country that is actually larger than, once a planet, Pluto.
Men are inferior
In 2014, the Russian State Statistics Committee published a fascinating fact that there were 10.5 million more women than men in Russia. The problem is not that more babies are born each year. As a matter of fact, the number of babies and babies is practically the same. The problem comes later in life when men begin to lose their lives due to stress, drinking problems, and car accidents.
They are good with almost all sports
Russia is known for its athletes. Sport is really important, especially competitive. Professional tennis players Maria Sharapova and Anna Kournikova became international superstars, ice hockey player Sergei Fedorov had a major impact on their sport, and Yelena Isinbayeva, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time world champion, is a world record. Many gold medals are won in Russia’s favorite gymnastics. Of all the Olympic Games, Russia is one of the countries with the most medal winners.
They do well with weightlifting
Bodybuilding and weight lifting are popular sports for both men and women in Russia. Some of the best women known to be bodybuilders include Nadezhda Alexandrovna Yevstyukhina, who won a gold medal when she was just 17, and Maryana Naumova, the youngest world weightlifting champion in history.
Seems to be Pepsi fans
During the televised “cooking debate” between Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Union Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev in 1959, the two politicians shared some of the political views, but also shared a Pepsi. Soft drinks were practically non-existent in Russia at the time, and in the USA. USA. It was all about Coca-Cola. Today, Russia is the second largest Pepsi market in the world.
Women and politics
Many women have managed to play important roles in Russian politics, regardless of the fact that Russia is considered to be a conservative country. One of these women is Ukrainian Natalia Poklonskaya. Poklonskaya, the former Ukrainian prosecutor is now a Deputy of the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Federal Assembly.