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Russia Facts 2022

Russia Facts 2022

Russia is the largest country in the world by area, and the most populous country in Europe. After rebounding from the collapse of the Soviet Union, with its resurgent economy Russia has spent the last decade redefining...

Russian Flag

The Russian flag is a white, blue and red tricolour. The current version was formally adopted as the flag of Russia on 11 December 1993, but variants of the tricolor had been in use as the Russian state flag since the...

Kursk Disaster

The Kursk was one of Russia’s most advanced submarines so it was a shock as well as a complete tragedy when the vessel was shattered by an explosion that was to cost 118 lives. The events of that day, back in August...

Tunguska 1908

Tunguska 1908

The Tunguska explosion in 1908 was shrouded in mystery and at the time, various theories were put forward as to what had happened. Now, over one hundred years later, scientists have narrowed down these theories to a...

Russian mafia history

Russian mafia history

It’s widely claimed in the international press that the Russian mafia has emerged over the course of the last ten years to become the most effective crime unit in the world. But who are they and what do we know of the...

Mongols in Russia

Mongols in Russia

Perhaps more than any other country, Russia has a rich and fascinating history and this extends right back through the centuries. At one time, much of the country formed just part of the sprawling Mongol Empire and that...

Borei submarine

Borei submarine

The Borei Submarine is the most up to date nuclear powered ballistic missile submarine in the Russian fleet. With work starting in 1996, the Borei has been introduced to replace a host of outdated vessels including the...

Are Russians Asian?

Are Russians Asian?

Russian people are a diverse ethnic mix and as such, it is no more correct to say that Russians are Asian than it is to say they are Caucasian or that they represent any other group. In fact, with over 143 million...

How tall is Vladimir Putin?

How tall is Vladimir Putin?

Like certain world leaders before him, it is alleged that Vladimir Putin has gone some way to disguising his true height. In fact, some areas of the world’s press are quite scathing in regards to the lengths that he...

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