Mention Russia and a number of things come into your head — nesting dolls, vodka, furry hats, or maybe annexations of sovereign states. Because it’s so large, there are bound to be facts about Russia that will surprise you.
Russia has one of the strangest and most fascinating histories of any country. It has some of the most extreme climates on the planet, and it also has one of the most extreme world leaders. Good or bad, positive or negative, there is truly no place like it on Earth.