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Siberian Animals

Whenever anyone thinks about Siberian animals, the first creature to come to mind is likely to be the Siberian Tiger. This magnificent animal once roamed across Asia and even into Alaska but today it is confined to...

How far is Alaska from Russia

If you look on any standard atlas, you would be forgiven for thinking that Russia is many thousands of miles away from the United States at its furthest point. If you look at a globe however, the story is very different...

Mcdonalds Russia

The first McDonald’s restaurant in Russia opened its doors in Moscow in 1990. Although technically, the country was still under Soviet rule, certain regulations were being relaxed and it’s fair to say that the chain has...

Rasputin facts

Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin was one of the most controversial figures in Russian history. From his arrival at the Russian court through to the incredible night of his death, the mystical ‘monk’ was one of the pivotal...

Russian Consulate Seattle

The Russian consulate in Seattle in the northern area of the USA has consular authorisation to process Russian visa applications. The Russian consulate in Seattle is a modern, fully equipped building with up to the...

Languages spoken in Russia

When you think of Russia, you would expect its people to speak the national language as well as maybe a smattering of some English. Additionally, because of the country’s history and its role at the centre of the former...

Is Russia still Communist?

Russia has gone through many political changes over the centuries but in relatively recent times it has been particularly volatile. The 20th century was one of great change and one that started with a Russian royal...

How much did Alaska cost?

While Alaska is widely known today as the largest state in the USA, it once part of Russia. For around a hundred years from the mid 18th century onwards, Alaska was a Russian colony but, after a handsome price was...

Polonium poisoning

Polonium poisoning was brought into the public eye back in 2006 due to the mysterious death of Alexander Litvinenko. Prior to those events, polonium had been virtually unknown and there was certainly no record of it...

Famous Russian Buildings

All across Russia there are some historic landmarks and any one of them could make the list of famous Russian buildings. Some are known for their beauty, some their history and others are iconic images that make them...

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