Cost of Living in Moscow (2022)

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Anonymous on Sep 22, 2022:

Hate hate and more hate throughout the world online no peaceful existence anywhere.What really needs to happen is a natural disaster worldwide so people must rely on each other no matter what countries they're from. My first time looking at this site for costs of living. The comments throughout this site are disgusting and repulsive to say the least.

Goodbye

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

Russia has been a member many years of the UN CHARTER.Putin has broken every rule Russia agreed to with the UN CHARTER without remorse. No regard for other countries including Russian citizens. Since putin the Kremlin and Russian citizens refuse to abide by their agreements and be civil unto their neighbors be it Ukraine Georgia, Syria or any other countries it's inevitable what the outcome must be and that is total extermination of Russia its people no matter where they reside globally.You will be hunted down no matter where you reside globally and dealt with severely. So far over 10,000 Russian citizens have been exterminated and many thousands more will follow rest assured. Russian military murdered innocent children and innocent adults without remorse. That being said countries globally will give the same back not only to Russian citizens but to putin and his family without remourse. This is the beginning of the end for all Russian life therein.

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

The cornered rat has emerged wearing 666 burned into putins lifeless body.

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

Breathe deep that glittering doom,watch sparks fly from her very womb.

Young lovers wrestle as one, she looks for dik but has none.

WHICH IS AN ILLUSION

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

Putin mentioned more than once if you corner a rat it'll jump at you. The process of killing the rat has already begun. Several days ago an assination,attempt was made against putin in a car he was riding in. Keep in mind this was internal Russian government rebelling against putin to silence him once and for all. Russian government are bringing charges against putin for war crimes, treason, crimes against Russian citizens and crimes against the Russia constitution protecting the public from animals like putin. Not to forget putin Kremlin and oligarchs have been enriching themselves with Russian citizens money for many years. Putin said he wanted to retire in Syria. O guess he forgot he murdered many thousands of Syrian citizens with chemicals. But Syrian citizens never forgot it. Syrian citizens will murder putin and his entire family. Putins daughter made the comment she wanted to go on holiday with her Dutch birthday but putin wouldn't let her. She said she wanted to visit a more friendly country quote. Putin supposedly has a small jet fuelled to escape Russia with his family but he'll never lift off.

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

The u s and other countries are tired of empty threats.Just attempt to fire a nuke at the u s or other countries globally and be turned into ashes quickly. It's past time Russia became nonexistent and the Russian filth residing there, BRING IT NOW !!!

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

Russian citizens work in synk with the Kremlin. Putin has been invading countries for many years killing many. George is just on prime example of terrorist activities. During 2008 Olympics Russia took Northern Georgia killing many innocent Georgian citizens. Putin has not only warned the west about sending a nuke but putin has performed chemical genocide upon innocent Syrian citizens without cause.The rheortoric putin Russian citizens and Russian trolls spewing out is just showing hatred unto the world population. However talk is very cheap without actions. The moment Russian fires a nuke at the u s will be the end of Russia and it's existence. Russian trolls will never convince anyone Russian citizens are golden. Arestovick never made that statement just another lie to try and boost Russian citizens and their power trip within themselves expecting others to abide by, not working maggots.

There can be no collective responsibility of Russians! on Sep 21, 2022:

Alexey Arestovich: "There can be no collective responsibility of Russians." "Collective responsibility is undermining the foundations of European civilization. There can be no collective responsibility."
The identification of specific perpetrators of the war is much more effective, Arestovich believes.
Alexey Arestovich - Freelance Adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

https://www.bbc.com/russian/features-60919354

WW3 on Sep 21, 2022:

Vladimir Putin warned the West that if it continued what he called its “nuclear blackmail,” that Moscow would respond with the might of all its vast arsenal.

Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization of reservists as his country. The move, announced in an address to his nation on Wednesday, marks Russia’s first military mobilization since World War II.
Putin’s order was swiftly condemned by U.S. and European officials.
Shoigu said the country’s “mobilization resource amounts to 25 million people, and a little more than 1 percent of this number falls under partial mobilization” as ordered by Putin.

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

Very old news by the state department way before Russia ever invaded Ukraine actually about 5 years before Russia ever invaded Ukraine. Russians aren't welcome in the u s anymore especially hiding knowledge of genocide that's happened in Ukraine by Russian soldiers. All of this time Russian citizens acted like the Kremlin was keeping them in the dark about what atrocities Russia soldiers were committing as in murdering civilians raping women and children. However Russian citizens knew from the beginning what was going on since Russian citizens always have access to Facebook Twitter and every other social media platforms still do so Russian citizens are just as guilty as putin and his henchmen knowing. Nice try Russian troll but it's not working.The u s government even keept out balet,dancers no entry not even for a brief visit banned for life as I know the facts. Everyone else globally knows Russian citizens knew too due to Russian citizens commenting on all social media platforms. Cut your propaganda Russian troll its not working. Russian citizens are just as guilty of war crimes knowing all along. When Russian citizens were trying to enter u s when Ukrainians were entering and Russian citizens were stopped from entering pretty good sign Russian citizens are banned for life from entering u s.

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

The State Department announced the absence of restrictions on the issuance of visas to Russians
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Stafft: The United States did not restrict the issuance of visas to Russians
According to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Julie Stafft, Russian citizens can apply for a visa at any American embassy around the world

The United States did not restrict the issuance of visas to Russians, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Julie Stafft said at a briefing for foreign journalists, her words are quoted by TASS.

"Russians <...> can actually go to any [US] embassy in the world to apply [for a visa]. <...> This happens every day," said Stafft, who oversees issues related to the issuance of American visas at the State Department. So she commented on Ukraine's call to stop giving visas to Russian citizens.

The official recalled that the US Embassy in Russia does not currently accept visa applications due to restrictions. Last year, in response to US sanctions and another expulsion of diplomats, Moscow imposed restrictions on the hiring of citizens of Russia and other countries by the American embassy. The US diplomatic Mission, in turn, has reduced the number of consular services provided.

https://www.rbc.ru/politics/11/08/2022/62f41a169a79477d0e4d29cd

Anonymous on Sep 21, 2022:

Nothing really matters anymore with any countries. People need to just get over themselves and live their lives. Friend of mine works for u s customs told me Russians are banned for life from entering. But that includes Belarus and many other countries too. People need to stay in their own countries and forget about moving to countries that are opposite from what their cultures are which includes u s citizens moving to other countries too.The u s is closing the door on the world and locking it which is a good thing.

Anonymous on Sep 20, 2022:

I'm not American but I agree with what Biden told xi about defending Taiwan. Nobody has the precision like the u s has. China may have more equipment in some areas but they build junk. Many of their subs and boats have sunk planes crash due to poor design and structure. The u s military wants war with China believe it. Talk is cheap and China talks alot of trash but never backs it up with action. The u s has been in 198 wars China just one Vietnam but China lost badly against Vietnam. Pelosi visited Taiwan xi didn't make a movie because xi knows the u s wants him to fire that first shot please do. The world knows how lethal the u s military is i saw it in my country in the middle east experienced it too. China needs a visual lesson and they'll certainly get it from the u s military. The u s has destroyed countries and taken them. It doesn't matter what some washed up mayor from Cleveland says.
He just wants to sell his book. But never forget nothing is breathing when the grim reaper comes,calling,the u s military. Death awaits those who cross the line.

Anonymous on Sep 20, 2022:

Biden was accused of unleashing the Third World War.

The former mayor of Cleveland, Dennis Kusinich, accused US President Joe Biden of unleashing World War III. This is reported by Newsweek.It all started with Biden's statement that the US armed forces would defend Taiwan from a "Chinese invasion." Kusinich reacted to this on Twitter (blocked on the territory of the Russian Federation). "China has the world's largest navy, coast guard, two million army, [the country] is number 1 in shipbuilding and steel production. Nevertheless, American troops are defending Taiwan," he wrote, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation. Kusinich ended his tweet with the hashtag "World War III". He explained that the United States is not ready for war with China.
Earlier, Biden promised to stand up for Taiwan in the event of a war with China. At the same time, he said that the United States does not encourage the independence of the island from the PRC.

Anonymous on Sep 19, 2022:

Russians arrogant until the end never admitting defeat even though the world has watched the show unfold.But rest assured the end will soon arrive for all Russians and their brand of arrogance and hatred towards the world.For many years Russians has bragged about how much land they have over and over.Evidently Russians have never realized they are completely surrounded on all sides no place to run and hide but Russians are not only murderers but child rapists and cowards.

Russians are running scared even china and India looking down your throats in disgust.Currently the steam roller is coming for all Russians there's no escape. No countries will send humanitarian aid no matter how much Russians kick and scream.Starvation is on your horizons as the world rids itself of the disease we call Russian filth. Never underestimate the power of the people globally, never underestimate our mission to roll over anything in our path we will succeed without a doubt to permanently eliminate the Russian seed. Don't kill the dog and let the btches,run kill them all.

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

Yesterday over 30,000 Russian soldiers left Crimea running away like the wipped dogs they are. Running away from their masters Ukraine military. Running away like the loud mouth sissies russians are.
Running back to prevent their certain deaths at the hands of the highly skilled Ukraine military. Many Russian soldiers have surrendered to Ukraine military left equipment behind much more than over 30,000 Russian soldiers like yesterday.There's plenty of Russian women to please men including Russian wives.After we use them up we will behead them properly in Iran called honor killings.The honor of Iranian men when women become no longer useful.

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

Fagot rhymes with maggot the world will gut Russians out and feed them to the pigs.

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

failed finished commies wanting the world to pity them. Get loan from your mommas 34 dollar a month pension and buy yourself a brain.

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

ahh is the commie getting upset boo hoo get on your knees and service your daddy putin D sker

Albert Einstein on Sep 18, 2022:

As Albert Einstein famously warned in 1948
I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

Shut your mouth, fagot. you're just a piece of sh*t who thinks that someone is interested in his opinion, nobody needs you fu*k off from here

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

Russian parliament has filled treason and war criminal charges against putin. But all the Kremlin is trying to do is try to cover their guilt. We are coming to Moscow to watch your guts boil out of the Kremlin. From there we will torchure the rest of the Russian population all are guilty all will be eliminated. Putin can say the war is over anytime he wants to but it won't matter. We won't finish until the Russian population is finished and that's a fact.

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

you russian maggots are all dead we will watch you get torchered and your burning bodies drug through the streets.

for Anonymous on Sep 17, 2022: on Sep 18, 2022:

you're stupid anonym completely out of your mind! no one needs this war except the globalists of the world such as Klaus Schwab and Soros , etc ! Open your eyes , you idiot ! Shut your mouth, fagot. you're just a piece of sh*t who thinks that someone is interested in his opinion, nobody needs you fu*k off from here..
Nobody should ever believe any politician from any countries for this reason. It's all about enriching themselves financially. The former president of Sri Lanka is a prime example.
I'm not Russian but I feel badly for the Russian people who have endured so much just like Ukrainians have. Remember many Russians were living in Ukraine too. Think for a moment about how devastating it is to the children if you have a heart.One man made the decision to uproot the lives of millions remember that.

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

The European Union has transferred so much money

To Putin since the beginning of the war in Ukraine
for minerals stolen in Russia:

$100,000,000,000 (100 billions dollars)

Anonymous on Sep 18, 2022:

Russian soldier tears up passport, shares disgust with Ukraine war..
Former Russian paratrooper Pavel Filatyev was part of a military regiment that invaded Ukraine in late February and says soldiers were misled about why they were there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_pZv3aYPVc

Anonymous on Sep 17, 2022:

Russian military failed miserably invading Ukraine from the very beginning.Putin bluffed from the very beginning about having a formidable military. But the world personally saw how Ukraine military handed Russian military their asses.Now the Chechnya military is reminding putin what he's up against since Chechnya handed Russian military their asses too priorly,it's only the beginning of the end for Russia truth be known and putin knows it. Putin is hiding his family and himself in a private bunker in Siberia. Russian citizens have continued to be arrogant many times to the world without regard. Ukraine military has crushed Russian military putin lost badly. If Putin and the Kremlin thinks Ukraine military won't turn up the heat militarily they're badly mistaken. Russians will pay with their lives all Russians. The disease will be exterminated without a doubt. Russians cannot travel anywhere globally without having a bounty on their heads to be torchered,and murdered in the streets or in their beds. The world is coming to kill all Russians no mercy. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth you are all dead.

Anonymous on Sep 16, 2022:

shut up and take it like a dog Even dogs know how.

Anonymous on Sep 14, 2022:

Why are we fighting, I'm just a kid whose teacher assigned this site... I'm not stupid though. There's a war, but keep your mean comments to your own dam self ok?!

Anonymous on Sep 12, 2022:

The European Union has transferred so much money
To Putin since the beginning of the war in Ukraine
for minerals stolen in Russia:
$91,000,000,000 (91 billions dollars)

(proofs https://svtv.org/gas-for-putin-war)

Anonymous on Sep 11, 2022:

Russiais already started to crash worse than the soviet union and it'll only get much worse. Within 2 years or less Russia will be flat out broke there's no avoiding it. Closed off from the global economy already even China backed away.By February 2023 Russian oil and natural gas will completely stop being purchased in the EU and the process is already moving forward rapidly.Drunks and drug addiction fills Russia as a whole. A failing country unfolding before the world's eyes to see. The crash will be 3 or 4 times worse than the collapse of the soviet union ever was. When that happens the world can sit back and watch Russians starve to death remembering how Russia tried to starve Asia,Middle East and Africa.

Karma bites

Anonymous on Sep 05, 2022:

Another cartoon character from Russia but aren't they all? No plans for the future and they cannot create anything

ssory on Sep 05, 2022:

This ukrainian troll-trans-wanker is just mocking you and do you take it seriously? :) Don't be fools people! Don't see him for his provocations about Russians, etc.. Just don't answer him anything, and the moderators will block him and that's it..

Anonymous on Sep 05, 2022:

I'm a woman not a man evenentially you must be a Russian troll the truth bothers you obviously.Wank your mouth loser.

Anonymous on Sep 05, 2022:

This Ukrainian troll-wanker is just mocking you and do you take it seriously? :) Don't be fools people! Don't see him for his provocations about Russians, etc.. Just don't answer him anything, and the moderators will block him and that's it..

Anonymous on Sep 04, 2022:

So funny how much death awaits Russian citizens wiping out the treacherous lifestyle they live Russian citizens existence.

Anonymous on Sep 04, 2022:

FYI Ukraine military has repeatedly handed Russian soldiers their asses. Ukraine military is far superior to the Russian military or should I say those little boys going in circles without a clue how soldiers are supposed to be when in a war. Putin has been belittled globally including Russian citizens,all have been exposed for what they really are murderers, pedofiles,rapists. There's a good reason why over 60 countries have stepped up to acknowledge Ukraine for this reason. Russia has invaded their territory more than once or continuously threatens to do so.Talk is cheap without action and Russia runs into a corner like a scared rabbit. Putin mentioned more than once when a rat is cornered it jumps at you. Why hasn't RAT PUTIN jumped yet? But instead hide in his palace afraid to leave his secure domicile communicating via video. The rat knows he's dead and it'll be an internal thing in the Kremlin that takes his last breath fortunately.Russian citizens are scarred forever globally because every person in every country globally hates child rapists and that's a fact. Russian citizens have known from the beginning what's been going on and they condone it so they deserve the ultimate which is death and countries globally won't want for Russians to visit but instead mercenaries will come to Russia and get the job done.

Anonymous on Sep 04, 2022:

Russian trolls fill this blog with lies and deception trying to promote Russia and Russians as some great country and entity however it's never been. All Russian citizens are guilty of war crimes against humanity for these factual reasons. They will go to any lengths trying to convince countries globally they are innocent but it's not working.Russian citizens use the excuse they don't know what putins,war entails as an excuse to cover their full knowledge of the Russian military is actually doing to children and women in Ukraine.Russian citizens can easily access every social media platform including Facebook Twitter many other means including this podunk NUMBEO platform.So Russian citizens saying they're in the dark about what Russian soldiers are really doing is a big lie. As far as numbeo monitoring things they don't and they never have. Russian citizens amoung others claiming to be someone they're not which happens quite often here is normal.As far as any spokesperson claiming to be a former governor entity it's just another way to deceive people globally but we're not fooled in the least.Polititians former navy admirals certainly aren't on numbeo rest assured.All anyone with half of a brain can figure out the united States government wouldn't let Russian citizens enter recently. Biden himself said Putin is a killer when asked in an interview recently. Many Russian spies have been removed from the United States it's no secret. When others tell it like it really is how Russian citizens condone the murderous acts against innocent people in Ukraine and other countries let's not forget what Russia did to Syria and Georgia.

John Kirby - United States Navy on Sep 04, 2022:

It is not the Russian people who should be blamed, but Putin - John Kirby.

The US has abandoned the idea of visa restrictions against Russians
White House Adviser Kirby: there is no need to impose visa restrictions against Russians. The coordinator for strategic Communications at the White House National Security Council, John Kirby, said in an interview with the Dozhd TV channel (recognized in Russia as a foreign media agent) that Washington does not consider it necessary to restrict visas to all Russians as punishment for Russia's actions in Ukraine. He added that the measures that have been taken against specific citizens are sufficient. He urged not to start a war with the entire Russian people.
We have introduced visa restrictions for individual Russians. We believe that this is a tool that helps to bring supporters of the regime to justice. But we do not believe that holding all Russians accountable is a productive measure," Kirby said.

According to a White House official, there is no need to blame the Russian people for what happened.

For stupid-anonym, Putin-hater on Sep 04, 2022:

Let him ask his good politicians why gas and oil are still flowing through Ukraine and no one closes these pipes and money flows like a river to Russia from the EU! But he just doesn't have the brains to think about it..

Anonymous on Sep 04, 2022:

This Ukrainian troll-wanker is just mocking you and do you take it seriously? :) Don't be fools people! Don't see him for his provocations about Russians, etc.. Just don't answer him anything, and the moderators will block him and that's it..

Anonymous on Sep 04, 2022:

Someone block or close the mouth of this Ukrainian troll, he's just an idiot gone mad..

Anonymous on Sep 04, 2022:

you're stupid anonym completely out of your mind! no one needs this war except the globalists of the world such as Klaus Schwab and Soros , etc ! Open your eyes , you idiot ! Shut your mouth, fagot. you're just a piece of sh*t who thinks that someone is interested in his opinion, nobody needs you fu*k off from here..
Nobody should ever believe any politician from any countries for this reason. It's all about enriching themselves financially. The former president of Sri Lanka is a prime example.
I'm not Russian but I feel badly for the Russian people who have endured so much just like Ukrainians have. Remember many Russians were living in Ukraine too. Think for a moment about how devastating it is to the children if you have a heart.One man made the decision to uproot the lives of millions remember that.

Anonymous on Sep 04, 2022:

Saying Russians are against the war is pure bullshit.People from Tbilisi are braindead pussies and sissy btches.They remind me of Putin flashing the middle finger then hiding.I was told by 7 different women in Tbilisi during my visit Georgia men are spineless the type that only hits women. Look how putin,only communicates via video with the Kremlin and has for sometime now. Russians think they're all that but reality being they're just dogdick broke alcoholics without a future. Russians have had over 20 years to get rid of putin,both still he remains in power over Russian citizens. So that says Russians don't have a spine obviously. Putin,wrecked Russian citizens economy intentionally he kills Russian soldiers without recourse and Russians do absolutely nothing about it 50,000 dead Russian soldiers so far. Nobody loves you and your kind just another ridiculous spineless btch like all the rest of you Russian commies.Russian citizens have sat back and watched Russian soldiers rape children and women and didn't even say one word. So Russian citizens are no better than putin,is. No worries though all Russian citizens are targets globally now as it should be, death awaits.

Anonymous on Sep 03, 2022:

Most Russians are against this war, please don't believe your propaganda! This war is not needed by anyone, especially by the Russians!

REMEMBER THIS !

For stupid-anonym, Putin-hater on Sep 03, 2022:

No one needs you and no one loves you, so you write all sorts of nonsense here.. Take care of yourself, wanker. Stop jerking off here. You're just a stupid hater who likes to jerk off.. You're pathetic..

for Anonymous on Sep 03, 2022: on Sep 03, 2022:

You stupid idiot, I'm from Tbilisi! I'm for the Russians, the Russian Federation is not equal to Putin! you're completely out of your mind! no one needs this war except the globalists of the world such as Klaus Schwab and Soros , etc ! Open your eyes , you idiot ! if you want to tell me, then come to me in Georgia and tell me to my face, you're a pus$y!

Anonymous on Sep 03, 2022:

Hundreds of thousands of Russians are trying to flee Russia but unsuccessfully.Even Dubai has forced Russians to leave due to recoil from countries globally. China has even banned Russians from entering just recently.No countries want Russians in them now.The grim reaper is looking at Russia seriously meaning death . It's too late for the Kremlin to protest against Putin Putin now because the damage is already done.Even so the Kremlin is rebelling against Putin. He never leaves the safety of his residence now for good reasons his upcoming assination, imminent now without a doubt.

BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD PUTIN

Anonymous on Sep 01, 2022:

Tell your punk president to stop hiding in his palace and stop giving video suggestions to his staff who btw will assinate,him sooner than later. Putin is such a lowlife sissy.

Anonymous on Sep 01, 2022:

Shut your mouth and stop staying in your mommas basement commie.Nobody believes one word you Russian trolls type here give money to your momma since she's still raising you fuk off btch.

answer for Anonymous on Sep 01, 2022: on Sep 01, 2022:

Shut your mouth and go to work to give half of your salary to illegal migrants.
answer for Anonymous on Sep 01, 2022:
Americans have never been afraid Russia or any other countries - it is stupid lie

Anonymous on Sep 01, 2022:

Shut your mouth, fagot. you're just a piece of sh*t who thinks that someone is interested in his opinion, nobody needs you fu*k off from here

Anonymous on Sep 01, 2022:

Americans have never been afraid Russia or any other countries. There's so many political analysts spreading lies to up their popularity or just make a name for themselves. People on you tube feed upon lies and propaganda just to earn money how it really is. The sheep who wish to believe liars are liars themselves. Since when has Americans ever cared about what any countries think about Americans? The answer to that question is never cared.It's well known worldwide Americans are professional killers so that means Americans really don't care about what any countries think about them and they never will. Just step out of line and find out quickly you will die.

Anonymous on Aug 31, 2022:

Russians are not afraid of anyone: the Americans predicted Biden's revenge on Russia. Russian Russians are afraid of the Americans, if the Russians want to, they will cross the ocean on foot. In the United States, they urge to abandon underestimating Moscow's capabilities

Many Americans believe that it is necessary to get closer to Russia, and not to aggravate relations with it, since China is actually the main opponent of the United States. "The Democrats are obsessed with Russia, although the most serious threat to America is China. It is against China that the Biden administration should impose sanctions"

Anonymous on Aug 31, 2022:

Why are Americans afraid of Russia and Russians?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6BeiHsBhao (answer the question)

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

Genocide is the answer to take out all Russians no matter where they live globally. It's time to end the Russian language and life there's only one way to do that genocide.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

It's a mixed up world different cultures, races breeding. I suppose it's something new to them. Black and white races mixing mulatto kids going through life trying to be white and black to satisfy both parents different races. Black and white should never be mixed just like Asian shouldn't be mixed with black and white either. If you are offended by the truth it's your problem but it is what it is. It's odd that no matter where it's at in Asia every Asian looks just alike. A bad experiment crossing humans with monkeys many centuries ago. Asians celebrate YEAR of the monkey annually.MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO !

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

Nobody should ever believe any politician from any countries for this reason. It's all about enriching themselves financially. The former president of Sri Lanka is a prime example.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

Trump called for new US presidential elections to be held immediately!

Trump: The 2020 US presidential election has been compromised, new ones need to be held. Former US President Donald Trump has called for new presidential elections to be held immediately. He wrote about this in his social network Truth Social,
According to the politician, the elections that took place in 2020 should be recognized as irreversibly compromised.
"It has now become definitively clear that the FBI buried the story of Hunter Biden's laptop before the election, because they knew that if they had not done so, then "Trump would have easily won the presidential election in 2020," he said.
The politician said that this is "a huge fraud and interference in elections at a level never seen before" in the United States.
Earlier it was reported that the majority of supporters of the US Democratic Party did not want President Joe Biden to run for a second term in 2024. Voters do not want his re-election for the following reasons: age (33 percent), performance in office (32 percent) and the desire to see someone new (12 percent). Biden's activities, meanwhile, are approved by 33 percent.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

It seems people around the world don't want to get along but there's a simple solution to that. Each country needs to rid itself of foreigners living in their countries no matter what their nationally or beliefs are. Countries worldwide need to stop letting other people even visit their countries not allow foreigners live in their countries. Trade agreements as they're called need to totally stop between countries and cease all communications via internet or any other means of communication.Governments work for citizens in each country not the opposite. Shut down the airline industry in each country worldwide and never fly outside of their countries again. Get rid of all media and the internet.Zero communication between any countries is the key to peace on earth.Many people mix cultures but it never works out far too many misunderstandings. Mixed race children only confuses the children.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

Nobody really cares what goes on in the United States Europe Asia Middle East or Africa. Nobody really cares about politics or any politicians making statements and last but not least nobody cares about media outlets social media platforms no matter what countries they're from. People wrap their world around politics governments peoples comments but they shouldn't. The biggest tragedy is whoever gets caught up in the nonsense isn't living their own lives. I don't care if people kill themselves just as long as I get to watch.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

Migrants, barbarians, the collapse of values. Washington Times talks about the collapse of the United States

The Washington Times columnist Don Feder named a number of signs indicating the imminent collapse of the United States — problems of migration policy, criticism of American values by elites and the demographic situation. Also, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan in 2021 could entail a repeat of the largest national tragedy of the United States - the September 11 terrorist attacks. How all this can affect the United States — in the material of "Gazeta.Ru».
The Washington Times columnist believes that American civilization is not able to recover, because it does not intend to work and show will — it will be destroyed by the open-door policy towards migrants and the crisis of American values.

"Civilization is not capable of self-healing. It requires work and will. In America, no one will work or show will," Feder said.

He accused his fellow citizens of not appreciating their own civilization, which took centuries for their ancestors to create.

The expert called the policy of open doors for migrants the first sign of self—destruction, the second — impunity of criminals, the third — ridiculing of American values by the elites, the fourth - "support for barbarians living side by side" (meaning support for Latin American countries) and problems with demography.

Demographics and the Seekers of the American Dream
According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, a positive population growth is expected in the United States in 2022, which will amount to almost 1.5 million people (with a birth rate of 4.2 million and a death rate of 2.7 million). The migration growth of the population will be slightly more than 1 million people.

Judging by the data over the past decades, since the 1950s, the US population growth has been steadily falling - from 1.75% in 1956 to 0.59% in 2020. The steady aging of Americans also continues — statistics from the US Census Bureau show that the average national age has increased to 38.5 years. In the near future, the level of dependents is expected to increase to 44 people per 100 people of working age.

The immigration flow to the United States is also growing rapidly. If in 2005 about 40 million people came to the country, in 2020 their number increased to more than 50 million, according to the data of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. As of 2021, 14.2% of the US population are "persons of foreign origin", that is, one in seven residents. This is the largest percentage of immigrants among the population since 1910, when the figure was 14.7%.

A separate point in The Washington Times article is the problem of supporting Latin American countries. So, in 2017, more than 50% of the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States came from Mexico. Ex-US President Donald Trump tried to fix the situation by building a wall on the border, but the project was never completed. The current US President Joe Biden has significantly liberalized the migration policy of the States, canceling most of Trump's initiatives in this area.

"Like in New York 20 years ago"
Former US Secretary of State and former head of the CIA Mike Pompeo said that US President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan in 2021 could provoke a repeat of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

"We are more likely to be attacked, as it was in New York 20 years ago. <...> A year has passed since everyone saw with their own eyes that the Americans are behind. 13 Americans were killed. The Afghans clung to the American planes when we, with our tails between our legs, fled from this country," he said.

Hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists (the organization is banned in Russia), two passenger planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. Another airliner operated by militants flew into the west wing of the Pentagon. The fourth passenger plane, also hijacked by terrorists, crashed and crashed near the city of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). According to official data, 2,749 people were killed in New York, 189 in Washington, and 44 in Pennsylvania.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

Trump predicted the United States becoming a banana republic!
Florida Governor Desantis called the United States a banana republic because of the search at Trump. Florida Governor Ron Desantis condemned the search of the estate of former US President Donald Trump and called the United States a banana republic. He wrote about this on his Twitter page.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

It's open season on any Russians still living in the u s. American citizens are taking matters into their own hands and eliminating Russians living in the u s while the u s government looks the other way,which is a normal reaction in the u s.The u s didn't get its reputation for nothing killing anything that gets in our way no matter if it's here or globally, actually we are proud of our reputation just who we are.Over
10 million people are murdered each year in the u s,but that's normal too . Anyone from any country visiting or living in the u s must watch their mouth piece, if they don't death awaits them quickly believe it.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

The Danish energy minister doesn't even live in Europe btw.

Anonymous on Aug 30, 2022:

NEWS FLASH

The u s military laughs not only at Russia but its people and their primitive military.The u s military has never recognized Russia as a superpower just like the u s military doesn't recognize China as a superpower either.

Come closer fire at us and watch while the lethal u s military shows you the end of your lives but also your country.

Bring it

Anonymous on Aug 29, 2022:

The Danish Energy Minister said that Europe will freeze without Russian gas!
European countries will freeze and destroy their industry in the event of a complete rejection of Russian gas. This was announced by Danish Minister of Climate and Energy Dan Jorgensen on July 26, Danish Radio reported.
It is reported that Jorgensen said "if it happened that the gas would be completely blocked from the Russian side at the same time with the harsh winter, then there would be a real danger that Europeans would freeze." Moreover, the entire industry of the region "would have to close down."
Earlier, the European Commission decided to reduce the volume of gas consumption by EU countries by 15% for all states of the association. It was noted that the purpose of the reduction is to prepare for the complete abandonment of Russian gas.

Anonymous on Aug 29, 2022:

RUSSIA IS A SUPERPOWER:
8 EVIDENCE THAT THE US WILL HAVE TO ACCEPT.
The first sign is the presence of a huge territory. The second is the presence of unique natural resources. The third is the huge reserves of energy resources in the form of oil and gas, for which Russia ranks first in the world. The fourth is the central geopolitical position in Eurasia as a key continent of the world.
The fifth feature is comparable to the American nuclear potential. The sixth is a powerful modern army. The seventh is the ability to transfer armed forces to other regions of the globe, and Syria is an example of this. And, finally, the eighth is the ability to develop advanced military and civilian technologies, for example, nuclear energy.A superpower is not an order issued in the USA. This is a set of components of power, which only three states claim in the world. And Russia is one of the three. (you stupid Europeans-Americans will sooner or later understand this fact..)

Anonymous on Aug 29, 2022:

You Russian trolls are ignorant everyone globally has seen how Ukraine beat the Russian military into the dust. Putin has lied about how lethal the military is over 20 years. No worries though putin is very worried about Japanese fighting soldiers are in Ukraine now going after Russia for infringing upon Japanese owned islands and encroaching upon their water ways in Japan. Many years ago 9 countries begged Japan to stop killing people in masses. Russia won't survive the combination of Ukraine and Japanese soldiers nor the u s military ie nato.Putin said before he started the war in Ukraine when a rat is cornered it jumps at you. However the rat is cornered being putin but putin doesn't have anywhere to run nor Russia and he knows it.

TIME TO DIE

Anonymous on Aug 28, 2022:

What we fought for, we ran into: Russia was recognized as a superpower. The US is decaying, and Russia is becoming a superpower.
I remember five years ago, the then American President Barack Obama spoke extremely condescendingly about Russia. They say it is just a "regional power" that "is a threat to some of its neighbors not because of its strength, but because of its weakness. According to this maxim, America, recognized even by Vladimir Putin as a world superpower, tried to build its relations with Russia. Condescending and a little condescending.
But now, it seems, not only the United States, but the entire West has realized its mistake. On the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, the recognition that Russia had been waiting for and longing for was heard all over the world.
The Russian Federation has finally been recognized by authoritative international experts as a global superpower, one of the centers of power, almost equal to the United States and China. As noted in the official report of the Conference, a new era of competition between the "great powers" — the United States, China and Russia - is now beginning.

Anonymous on Aug 27, 2022:

Ten times to destroy the USA: China assessed the strength of the Russian Federation

China considers Russia capable of destroying the United States "ten times". In China, they said that Russia has a nuclear potential that can destroy the United States "ten times". According to Chinese experts, the Russian authorities are pursuing a "tough foreign policy" towards Syria and Ukraine, but the United States is afraid to fight with Russia, because — even if successful — the price of such a victory may be too high.
Russia has a nuclear potential that can destroy the United States "ten times", this factor has become one of the main reasons for Moscow's rise in the international arena, writes the Chinese portal Sohu.
As indicated in the article, the Russian authorities are conducting a "tough foreign policy", which puts the White House in a dead end. The Pentagon could launch strikes on Russian territory because of Moscow's actions in Syria and against Ukraine, but is afraid of a retaliatory attack, the article claims.
In general, the authors write that the victory of the United States in the Cold War does not mean their superiority over Russia in the international arena. According to Chinese analysts, even if Americans have a slightly higher chance of winning, its price may be too high.
"Russia has not only nuclear warheads, but also their means of delivery, including Tu-160 aircraft, a large number of ballistic missiles, platforms for launching sea—based missiles of the Borey series," the article recalls.
On the eve it became known that US intelligence is reviewing its assessment of the capabilities of Russia and China in the field of space warfare, as the command expressed concern about the progress of Moscow and Beijing in the ability to block, ram or destroy satellites in orbit.
The report of the American side concludes that China "considers space as a critical area where the United States can attack. Beijing has various types of cybernetic, electromagnetic and orbital space weapons capable of attacking almost any American space object."
"It may be difficult for the United States to deter Beijing from using these weapons, since China believes that the United States has greater vulnerability in space",
— Bloomberg quoted the comment of American intelligence.
The day before, the Chinese analytical portal Eastday made a statement that NATO was making plans for the possible seizure of the Kaliningrad region with the help of Poland in two days, such a scenario is envisaged by the alliance in case of war with Russia.
The text also states that the Russian army will not sit on the defensive — it will carry out powerful attacks on the capitals of eight NATO countries within five days after the start of the conflict, and the consequences will also be devastating. Moreover, the fire of a full-scale war will spread throughout Europe, experts predict.
A little earlier it became known that Russia is starting to develop intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles (INF) as a mirror response to the actions of the United States. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a conference on nuclear nonproliferation, the NSN reports.

"Since the United States has already begun to create medium- and shorter-range ground-based missiles, we, as President [of Russia Vladimir] warned Putin, we will act in a mirror manner," the minister explained.
Russia will not deploy ground-based types of these weapons anywhere, the diplomat noted, until American missiles appear in a particular region. According to him, Moscow made such a decision in order to "preserve the window of opportunity for finding ways to maintain and predictability in the missile sphere."
At the beginning of this month, Fu Tsung, director of the Department for Arms Control of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said at the Moscow Conference on Nonproliferation that
The Chinese authorities are ready to reduce their nuclear potential, but we should not expect Beijing to agree to participate in the negotiations between Moscow and Washington on disarmament.
"China does not shy away from fulfilling its own responsibilities, does not shy away from responsibility. We are ready to reduce nuclear arsenals to fair levels. If other countries reduce their arsenals to the level of China, we are ready to join this process," the diplomat drew attention, adding that it is "unrealistic" to expect the Chinese side to join the negotiations of the Russian Federation and the United States.
According to Fu Tsung, "the United States has been making a lot of noise about the trilateral talks, but so far has not said what they want to talk about in the framework of the trilateral dialogue." At the same time, he said that in a month China and the United States will hold bilateral talks.

Anonymous on Aug 27, 2022:

Russia, the world's largest nation, is home to over 30% of the world's natural resources according to some sources.
Since its imperial times, it has been both a great power and a regional power. Throughout most of the Soviet-era, Russia was one of the world's two superpowers. However, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, it lost its superpower status, and recently has been suggested as a potential candidate for resuming superpower status in the 21st century. While others have made the assertion that it is already a superpower. In 2009, Hugo Chavez, late President of Venezuela whose government was noted to have enjoyed warm relations with the Kremlin, stated that "Russia is a superpower", citing waning American influence in global affairs, and suggested the ruble be elevated to a global currency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Russia an important superpower, praising its effectiveness as an ally of Israel. In his 2005 publication entitled Russia in the 21st Century: The Prodigal Superpower, Steven Rosefielde, a professor of economics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, predicted that Russia would emerge as a superpower before 2010 and augur another arms race. However, Rosefielde noted that such an end would come with tremendous sacrifice to global security and the Russian people's freedom.
In 2014, Stephen Kinzer of The Boston Globe compared Russia's actions with its own neighbouring territories, to those of "any other superpower", taking Ukraine and Crimea as examples. A mixed opinion has been offered by Matthew Fleischer of the Los Angeles Times: he contends that Russia will not become a superpower unless climate change eats away at the permafrost that covers, as of March 2014, two-thirds of the country's landmass. The absence of this permafrost would reveal immense stores of oil, natural gas, and precious minerals, as well as potential farmland, which would allow Russia to "become the world's bread basket—and control the planet's food supply

Anonymous on Aug 26, 2022:

Make that fatal mistake of shooting anything at the u s and get your AZZES handed to you.

Anonymous on Aug 26, 2022:

Never believe everything you read especially if a political scientist says it or anyone else for that matter. If Russia is such a superpower why is putin scavenging chips out of washers and dryers using them in military equipment. If Russia is a superpower why did putin or personal vehicles confiscated and refitted for military action?
If Russia is such a superpower why have Russian citizens and the Kremlin turned on Putin? If Russia is a superpower why is British military destroying Russian soldiers and what little equipment putin has left? Why did Satan 1 blow up on the launchpad and kill 17 Russian soldiers? Where is Satan 2? It's never been built. Russian trolls will stop at nothing to smear the u s military but Russia is being laughed at by the world including you Russian trolls is how it really is. All putin needs to do is fire just one missle towards the u s or at any u s military personel and find out who the real superpower is in a heartbeat. Please back up your mouth with actions so the u s military can show the world what the world already knows the u s military are professional killers, bring it.

Anonymous on Aug 26, 2022:

The US said that Russia is a superpower.
The American professor said that the Russian Federation is a superpower and it's time for the West to realize this. American professor Andrew Lethem, who deals with international relations, wrote in his article for The Hill newspaper that Russia is a superpower in the international arena, and not a country in decline, as the Western press calls it. According to him, the United States should realize this.
As the author noted, reports that the Russian Federation is in decline are "greatly exaggerated." According to him, "fairy tales about the collapse of Russia have been spreading with amazing constancy" since the collapse of the USSR.
"After falling from the pedestal of a superpower, the successor state of the Soviet Union was regularly characterized as a "fading power," a "former power" and a "power in decline," a professor at McAlester College told the publication.
The political scientist also pointed out that such "characteristics are very misleading."
He added that the "myth of Russian decline" is "exactly a myth."

Anonymous on Aug 25, 2022:

Russia and China will deprive the United States of the status of a superpower.
The unification of Russia and China within the framework of military cooperation is fraught with disastrous consequences for the Western powers. This was stated by a researcher at the Henry Jackson Society and an expert on Russia, Isabel Sawkins.

"China is gaining power, and it's not so much about its impressive economy, but also about the scale of power. If Russia and China work together, the United States will fall into an absolute panic," The Sun quoted Sawkins as saying. According to her, the events in Afghanistan have tarnished the reputation of the Biden administration, as a result of which many began to lose confidence in it in terms of military interventions and activities abroad.

Also, Isabel Sawkins believes that in the event of war, the United States will not be able to resist the alliance of Russia and China alone. "America will need Western partners, and I think one of the first to whom they will come is us (Great Britain — ed.)," the expert believes.

Anonymous on Aug 25, 2022:

SUPERPOWER SYMBIOSIS: The Russia-China Axis
The United States declared it impossible to defeat Russia and China. The United States and its allies are unable to cope with the Russian-Chinese alliance, so to win the new cold war, they need to bring discord into relations between Moscow and Beijing, writes Charles Kupchan in an article for The National Interest.After the end of the cold war, there was virtually no open superpower rivalry in the world due to the overwhelming advantage of the United States. However, according to the author, the Russian special operation in Ukraine has brought closer the arrival of an "ungovernable" multipolar world in which the West will face the Russian-Chinese alliance, and will also have to reckon with the strengthened East.
"The US and its allies will have to adjust their long—term strategy," he wrote.

Kupchan explained that the United States focused on globalization and the spread of liberalism, but now the situation has changed, and Washington is not so actively promoting democracy abroad. Strategic and economic interests push the West to partner with undemocratic regimes like Saudi Arabia or Qatar, while many democratic countries, such as India and Brazil, remain aloof from the confrontation between the United States and Russia with China.

Anonymous on Aug 25, 2022:

I'm not Russian but I feel badly for the Russian people who have endured so much just like Ukrainians have. Remember many Russians were living in Ukraine too. Think for a moment about how devastating it is to the children if you have a heart.One man made the decision to uproot the lives of millions remember that.

Anonymous on Aug 24, 2022:

Life for pro-russian countries has turned into hell, stagflation is enormous, prices are rising every day. No jobs, 50% people live beyond poverty levels. We are paying the cost of the war by our money that we somehow managed to earn by working remotely for Europe and USA. The cost of living in Russia and pro-russian countries has nothing to do with the salaries, because the cost of living is 3 times more than average salaries.

Anonymous on Aug 24, 2022:

Currently it would be very hard to predict cost of living on anything in Moscow with runaway inflation and other negatives that surround Moscow and Russia in general at this time. Hopefully things will get better for citizens of Russia in the near future and for everyone else near Russia.

Peace on earth

Anonymous on Aug 24, 2022:

Putin ordered Russians to advertise online about Russia but fact is its all in vain. Too much factual negative information about Russia so all of it is unbelievable.

Anonymous on Aug 24, 2022:

More Russian trolls using American names advertising how great Russia is supposed to be. Don't pay attention to any of the lies. Putting told Russian trolls to advertise online about the positives of Russia to boost Russia image trying to woo tourists globally back. Russian soldiers continue to rape young children ages 6 to 10 years old in Ukraine putin,even praised them for doing such hanis things. Hey Russian trolls your praise of Russia isn't working.

Ron DeSantis on Aug 24, 2022:

Why is Moscow the best city on earth?
1. There are no Negroes
2. There are no faggots and LGBT
3. There are no stupid anonymous users from gay, cowardly countries who allow migrants to rape their wives.
4. The largest and most promising city in Europe and the world
5. The best 4 seasonal climate.
6. The only country the USA asks before doing something in the world!
7. Most nuclear warheads in the world.
8. The most delicious cuisine in the world!

30 surprising facts about Russia

1. Russia is big
Russia is, quite frankly, enormous. Not only does it span two continents – Europe and Asia – it also has a surface area of 17.13 million square kilometers. That makes it even bigger than the famous ex-planet Pluto, which comes in at just 16.7 million sqkm. Not sure where to live in this huge country? Read about the best Russian cities to live in as an expat.

2. Red Square has nothing to do with communism
That’s right, the famous Moscow square is actually named for its looks rather than any political persuasions. The Russian language is heavily influenced by Old Church Slavonic, which was Moscow’s official literary language until the late 1600s. When Red Square (Красная площадь, Krasnaya ploshchad) was completed in the late 19th century, it was named Красный (krasny), which means ‘red,’ from the Old Slavic word for ‘beautiful.’ This is hardly surprising, though, as Red Square is indeed pretty.

3. Russia switched calendars in 1918
Most European countries gave up the Julian calendar in the late 16th century. However, it wasn’t until February 1918 that Russia finally switched to the Gregorian calendar, which it uses nowadays to celebrate its many festivals and celebrations. Apparently, using the Julian calendar led to the Russian Empire being 12 days too late for the 1908 Olympic Games in London.

4. The US and Russia are just 4km apart
Despite spending much of the 20th century ideologically opposed, Russia and the United States are separated by just 4km of water. Indeed, in the middle of the Bering Strait are two islands, Little Diomede and Big Diomede. Little Diomede belongs to the US, while Big Diomede (Остров Ратманова, Ostrov Ratmanova) belongs to Russia. The islands straddle the International Date Line, which means Big Diomede is almost a day ahead.

5. The first human into space was Russian
The famous cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin journeyed into outer space in 1961. If you don’t know the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut, wonder no more. A cosmonaut is trained by the Russian Space Agency, while an astronaut is trained by NASA, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, or the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency.

6. Russia has a lot of trees…
One-fifth of the world’s trees are in Russia. That’s 643 billion trees – the most that any country has. About 45% of the country is covered by trees, much of it in Russia’s boreal forest, or taiga. These thick forest regions were once completely under glaciers and are now home to a whole load of brave species, including the Siberian tiger, wild boars, eagles, and owls. Unfortunately, these forests face threats from deforestation and forest fires, so organizations like the WWF and Greenpeace are doing their best to protect them.

7. …and a lot of fresh water
In Siberia, you’ll find Lake Baikal. Not only is the lake the deepest lake in the world, but it also holds around 20% of the world’s freshwater. Being in this chilly part of Russia, the lake regularly freezes during the winter, which means it’s even possible to drive across it. However, be sure you have the correct permits and go with an experienced guide. Read more about the rules of the road and driving in Russia.

Frozen Lake Baikal
8. St Petersburg has a great underground scene
If you live in one of Russia’s two biggest cities – St Petersburg and Moscow – you’ll almost certainly use the Metro. However, these metro systems are built way underground, so get ready to spend a lot of time on escalators. For example, St. Petersburg’s Admiralteyskaya (Адмиралтейская) station has four of the highest escalators in the world – rising 68.6 meters (225.07 ft). It takes about two-and-a-half minutes to go from top to bottom (or vice versa).

9. There are a lot of languages in Russia
Of course, the most popular one is Russian. However, according to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Russian population speaks at least 270 languages and dialects. Whether or not that figure is accurate, there are undoubtedly many languages spoken in Russia. These include major foreign languages such as German and English and languages native to Russia, such as Tatar, Chuvash, Karelian, and Chechen. There are also several endangered languages, such as Votic and Ghodoberi.

Read more about learning Russian
10. A clock in St Petersburg marks the exact moment that Russia became communist
Or at least, it used to. A clock in the city’s iconic Winter Palace was stopped at 02:10 on 26 October 1917. However, a century later, in 2017, the Hermitage Museum (now housed in the Winter Palace) held an official ceremony to re-start the clock. But there’s more to the Hermitage than fine art, Russian history, and clocks…

11. About 70 cats live in the Hermitage Museum…
Legend has it that the cats were invited by Empress Elisabeth way back in 1745. While the cats are taken care of by workers at the museum, there is now a website for potential feline parents to adopt a Hermitage Cat. But don’t worry, you don’t need to live in a former palace to keep a pet in Russia.

12. …and apparently, one of them is psychic
Whether or not you count this as a ‘fact’ about Russia, it’s certainly intriguing. One of the Hermitage Cats, Achilles, is apparently able to predict the results of football matches. His powers of divination were first called upon in 2017 during the CAF Confederation Cup. In the 2018 FIFA World Cup – held in Russia – Achilles correctly predicted the winner of the first four matches by choosing from two bowls of food with the team’s flag in front of them.

13. Stalin is more popular than ever
According to the Moscow Times, about 70% of Russians approve of former Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s role in Russian history. In recent years, this has gone up, and many factors might have caused it. For example, some see Stalin as a mythological figure, while others say that the current Russian government glorifies the country’s Soviet past while ignoring the human cost.

14. Russia is home to the only Buddhist region in Europe…
The Republic of Kalmykia in southwest Russia is home to the Kalmyk people, a former nomadic group who moved to the region from Asia. Stalin ordered their deportation to Siberia, but they were permitted to return after his death. Since the 1990s, the Republic has boasted magnificent temples, religious shrines, and Buddhist ceremonies.

15. …and its capital has an entire suburb devoted to chess
On the outskirts of Elista, the capital of Kalmykia is Chess City. The Republic’s former (and very controversial) president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, built it in 1998 to host the 33rd Chess Olympiad. It contains a chess museum, a giant chessboard, and a Buddhist art museum. Nowadays, it is mostly empty and is seen by many as a misappropriated use of funds.

16. Most Russians live in Europe
The Ural mountain range divides European Russia in the west from Asian Russia in the east. However, despite the latter making up 77% of Russia’s total landmass, less than a quarter of the Russian population lives there. There are several reasons for this, including historical, geopolitical, meteorological, and cultural.

17. Russia is a big producer of fossil fuels
If you live in the EU, you’ve probably used electricity from a Russian pipeline at some point. In fact, Russia provides 27% of the EU’s crude oil imports, 41% of its natural gas, and 47% of its solid fuel (such as coal). Indeed, as the world’s third-largest oil producer, Russia has yet to make renewable energy an absolute priority.

18. Lake Karachay has been described as the most polluted spot on Earth
Lake Karachay in the Southern Ural mountains is one of the most polluted places in the world. Apparently, radioactive waste was dumped here in the 1950s, including weapons and pollution from the nearby Mayak nuclear plant. If you’re considering a visit, don’t. The radiation emitted by the lake could kill you within an hour.

Access forbidden sign at Mayak, Chelyabinsk
19. A Russian has the world’s largest collection of squirrel-related items
In 2013, Pavel Gerasimov‘s squirrel-related collection numbered 1,103 items. It has likely increased since the last count. The Moscow native has many shapes and sizes of squirrel figurines, including a golden one and another from the 1800s. Funnily enough, he shares his name with an Olympic pole vaulter.

20. Russians don’t drink that much alcohol…
According to World Health Organization statistics, despite Russia’s association with vodka, other countries drink far more. Moreover, recent data suggest that Russians drink less than they used to. Indeed, the country now ranks 33rd in the world for liters of alcohol consumed per person. That’s less than many of its European neighbors, such as Germany, France, and the UK.

21. …in fact, they prefer tea
Russia ranks fifth in the world for the amount of tea consumed per person. The drink first reached Russia in the 17th century, but it cost ten times more than in Europe as it took a year to deliver it from Moscow to Berlin. Nowadays, tea is far more accessible, and if you visit friends in Russia, they’ll usually serve you tea accompanied by biscuits. Also, don’t be surprised if your host offers you honey or jam to sweeten your tea – it’s delicious!

22. Russian women live 10 years longer than Russian men
Russian women can expect to live to 78, while the average life expectancy for a man in Russia is 68. However, this difference has slowly been closing over the past decade. Indeed, in 2009, Russian women were generally expected to live 12 years longer than their male counterparts. This may be down to the aforementioned alcohol consumption: men drink on average 18 liters of alcohol a year, while women consume only four.

23. Russia has the longest railway in the world
And yes, it’s the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. At 9,288 km long, it’s more than twice the length of the second-longest (Toronto to Vancouver in Canada). The journey from Moscow to Vladivostock takes around six days and travels through the Ural Mountains and a lot of forests. It also passes the record-breaking Lake Baikal, so get your cameras ready for that leg of the journey.

A railway bridge in Khabarovsk
A railway bridge in Khabarovsk, on the route of the Trans-Siberian railway
24. Peter the Great imposed a beard tax
If you wanted to grow a beard in the early 18th century in Russia, well, you had to pay. No unruly facial hair unless you paid up your kopecks (or several hundred rubles for nobles). Peter the Great got this idea from his travels in Europe – he was so fond of the fashion there that he decided to ‘Europeanize’ Russia’s aesthetic. Unfortunately, this reinvention did not go down well with the Orthodox Church, which saw facial hair as a sign of piety.

25. Volgograd is home to the tallest statue of a woman
The Motherland Calls (Родина–мать зовёт!, Rodina-mat zovyot!) is 85 meters high and looms on the hill of Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd. With a facial expression to strike terror into the enemy and an absolutely enormous sword, she is an immense presence in the city. The statue was completed in 1967 and was the tallest statue in the world at the time of its completion. Originally built to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad (Volgograd’s previous name), it has undergone several repairs over the years to make sure that all 8,000 tons of it stay upright.

The Motherland Calls statue in Volgograd
26. Russia has some very long rivers
There is another record-holder in Volgograd. The Volga River, which flows from the Valdai Hills at Volgo-Verjovie to the Caspian Sea, is 3,690 kilometers long. This makes it the longest river in Europe. However, despite being Europe’s longest river, the Volga is not the longest river in Russia. That honor goes to the Lena, which is 4,294 kilometers long and flows from the Baikal Mountains to the Arctic Ocean. If you count the Ob-Irtysh river system as one river, this is even longer, at 5,410 kilometers.

27. The coldest permanent settlement is in Russia
In Oymyakon in the Sakha Republic, the average winter temperature is -50°C. Not only is it cold, but it’s also remote. Nearer to the Arctic Circle than the nearest city, it takes two days to drive to the Sakha Capital, Yakutsk. Its lowest temperature was recorded in 1924 – a nippy -71.2°C.

28. Lake Onega boasts an island full of wooden churches
Kizhi Island, located in the middle of Lake Onega in the Karelian Republic in northwest Russia, is home to several wooden churches built without a single nail. These buildings were apparently erected across an extensive period, with the first dating back to 1390 and the most recent from 1874. The site is now an open-air museum and the church complex, Kizhi Pogost, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And no wonder – the architecture is a masterpiece, with several elegant domes rising from the tall wooden church towers.

29. You can visit Lenin
We haven’t put a photo with this fact about Russia, and that’s probably for the best. But if you’re keen to visit Vladimir Lenin, the former head of the Soviet Union, you can pop by Lenin’s Mausoleum at Red Square. The several-decade-long preservation of his body has been chiefly funded by the Soviet Union and later the Russian government.

30. Russia can be very welcoming
Russia might not seem like an obvious destination for an expat. Indeed, there are plenty of challenges, from the harsh weather to the often tense political climate. However, many expats in Russia experience unrivaled warmth and hospitality from the people living there, especially when learning Russian. Within a few months of arriving, you’ll probably have made friends who will show you around your new city, invite you for tea, and toast with you at their birthday parties.

Emma on Aug 24, 2022:

this is all a lie that you wrote, and you are anonymous, you know about it. Calm down and go play big taxes for your ruler! your wives and children are being raped by migrants in Europe and the USA.. you will be unified and replaced in the near future.. watch out for yourself stupid anonymous wankers..

Anonymous on Aug 24, 2022:

Russian citizens are banned from entering Europe permanently plus last week turkey banned Russian citizens from entering permanently as well.Dubai also banned Russian citizens permanently also after getting criticized globally. Where will russian citizens holiday now only in Russia? Yes they surely will.

Anonymous on Aug 23, 2022:

Unlike never seen before during the last 5000 years, US thief government has been morally corrupt to the extent of forcing and threatening other countries to steal and share the confidential information of their foreign bank clients.

If the banks of other countries didn't agree to act as thieves to steal the confidential information of their foreign bank clients, the immoral US thief government threatens to confiscate as much as 30% of the profit, interest and capital of the foreign bank investment in US so in order to protect their investment in US and more and more countries give in the immoral hijack demand of the immoral US thief government to act as thieves to steal and share the confidential information of their foreign bank clients but how long can the immoral US thief government last going against the trust ethics of other countries?

As everyone is well aware of that the world we live in today depend on trust much more than ancient time where silver and gold were used because there was no much trust in paper money or else without trust, no one would dare to use the paper money very soon.

Thanks to the US thief government, one of the world's oldest and most trustworthy Swiss bank has been shut down proactively in order to protect their trustworthy name because the honorable Swiss bank couldn't continue to act as a thief for the most-corrupted US thief government.

It's indeed a good example for other banks to follow because trustworthy name is much more worthy than being a thief especially in the financial system or else today they would steal data of thier clients and then very soon they would steal clients' money, anyway stealing data or money is the same, an act of thievery, thanks to the leadership of the most shameless thief, the immoral US thief government turning other countries into thieves. Thieves should go to prison and there shouldn't be exception for US either.

Upon destroying the trust the world have been hardly maintaining since the end of WW2 by the US thief government now by forcing and threatening other countries to steal and share the confidential information of their bank clients, the end of the acceptance of paper money should be approaching very soon as well and then the burden of uncertain future is certainly coming along dangerously with the destruction of paper money.

Stalin's Communist regime was more trustworthy than the current US thief government which attempt to destroy trust of the current financial system all over the world by forcing and threatening other countries to act as thieves is unthinkable and unbelievable during the last 5000 years and this shall certainly not end well for the immoral US thief government.

The world shouldn't destroy the current financial system by violating the trust of financial system by complying with the immoral hijack demand of the immoral US thief government or else very soon, the world have to abandon paper money for lack of trust and go for silver and gold on a very difficult path soon.

So before collapsing the financial system of the whole world, it's time for the world to restore and save trust by ordering all banks to withdraw all of their US investment immediately and then revoke the US agreement which required banks of other countries to act as untrustworthy thieves for the immoral US thief government.

Or else prepare to go for silver and gold soon as the paper money shall be obsolete soon as there is no more trust in the current financial system now.

Anonymous on Aug 23, 2022:

Evidently you must live under a rock but I forgot Russia government controls people in Russia even their thoughts and their internet what internet. By November 2022 Europe won't buy anymore gas or oil from Russia. Already the majority of countries in Europe don't buy gas and oil from Russia. Open your legs wide and let your Russian comrades have their way with you.Every Russian lives their lives living a lie.Your so-called Putin Jesus is fading very fast.The Russia military is a disgrace globally everyone knows it now weak and frail like old man Putin.Since over 50,000 Russian men are dead now Russian women will need to resort to big male dogs for their lovers but it's always been like that in Russia.Russia has always been a hermit kingdom but now it has become a reality for many decades to come.I can hardly wait to hear Russians begging for forgiveness to the world but their forgiveness is at the end of a barrel,as it will be rightfully so.

Karma bites

Emma on Aug 23, 2022:

it's all lies that you wrote and you are anonymous know about it yourself. calm down and go pay big taxes to your state!

Anonymous on Aug 22, 2022:

No worries the united states is selling all of Europe LPG gas natural gas ,gasoline and diesel now 50% less than Russia ever did as a token of being nato members. The richest place in the world doesn't need anyone's money petroleum or even tourism.Currently Tanzania Africa is building a natural gas pipeline to Europe. The only ones who will be freezing is Russia. Never underestimate the power and skills and resources of the United States.Putin will flee from Russia with his family to Syria very soon. His jet is fully fueled and in the hanger.However once Putins jet takes off it'll be blown out of the sky before Putin ever reaches his escape to Syria. We know Putins every move 24/7 believe it.

Emma on Aug 22, 2022:

The whole of Europe lives off cheap gas and oil from Russia! The entire European Union will freeze and disintegrate in the future if they don't have hydrocarbons from Russia.. so the one who laughs last laughs well!

Anonymous on Aug 21, 2022:

FYI Russia doesn't have any choice disconnecting from the internet because it'll be done for them. I've never lived in the United States nor have I ever visited the United States either. But instead I'm from the Netherlands just a farmer here.
NEWS FLASH!!

Listen very carefully the United States government created the internet since day one and controls it all globally. All countries pay for usage of the internet to the FCC FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMISSION which is the United States government. Every satellite that makes it possible to have the internet is solely owned by the United States government including the regulation of Numbeo all sites globally. Here's the factual punch line. With just one click the United States government can debunk any satellites globally and shutdown the internet in any country permanently a fact.It amazes me how so many imbeciles think each country created their own internet when they didn't.

Anonymous on Aug 21, 2022:

There isn't a community on numbeo never will be. All you need to do is read falsehoods of people here pumping up all the things that make Russia so great,just Kremlin propaganda trying to reclaim tourists that aren't coming back for decades if ever.Several months ago Putin wanted to sharpen Russia's image but it's failing miserably.Instead of Russian citizens pointing fingers at the Kremlin and getting angry Russian citizens should fix the blame and start with themselves for allowing Putin and other members of the government to make all decisions for them for so many years. Russian citizens didn't learn anything when Stalin,was in control,same scenario.
The biggest problem with Russians are just three things.1. They have never created anything worthwhile on their own.2.They bluff and brag about everything including themselves but cannot back it up.
3.They're financially insolvent all the way back to the soviet union era to currently.

John Smith on Aug 20, 2022:

Anonymous, I'm not sure who're you writing this for, but since this site is about statistics, I'll do this community a favour and factcheck your comment.

You will earn nothing - pro-government commenters sometimes are offcially employed and are paid an adequately
Russia is disconnecting from the global internet - not yet
every Russian citizen has lost their jobs - no
bank accounts due to the ruble becoming worthless - no
Lets see over 13,000 protesters were arrested - kind of
beaten badly - usually people get forfeit or 15 days detention
Russian citizens are that angry - sadly they are not

Anonymous on Aug 19, 2022:

Instead of appreciating foreigners who worked and contributed in US and held either permanent resident visa or work visa before.

Now the zombielike US thief government is punishing all of the aforementioned foreigners in their own motherland outrageously for not declaring their own bank accounts from their motherland with the least punishment of whopping 10,000 US dollar to the extent of confiscating half of their lifesaving outrageously and inhumanely.

Even worse, instead of standing with their people, their respective inhumane government from their own motherland supports the zombielike US thief government to not only freeze their own bank accounts but also rob ten of thousand of US dollar from their accounts outrageously in their own motherland.

The greatest tragedy for the humankind is happening now under the manipulation of the US thief government, thanks for all of the hypocrite countries who made it happen now by supporting the US thief government against their own blood brother and blood sister and bringing the worse future without justice for their respective future descendants.

The wealth of the people is as much as the same as the wealth of the country but allowing the zombielike US thief government to rob the wealth of your people is the greatest treason against the holy blood of your own that you share with your people.

The greatest injustice inflicted to the aforementioned foreigner by the zombielike US thief government is unforgivable until the day the US thief government is toppled.

It's time for all countries to be united to protect the interest of the people of their own respective country by destroying the zombielike US thief government which is good for nothing but dragging the rest of the world for getting worse and worse with the most worthless US dollar printer.

Anonymous on Aug 18, 2022:

Russia has been banned from all of Europe and Russians aren't allowed to enter buy air,land, or sea plus Estonia was the easiest way for Russians to enter Europe but Estonia quickly ended that former option.Not only Europe but Asia and Africa noticed how much Russian citizens supported the many acts against humanity. Needless to say no countries are happy about it.So the rest of the world has blacklisted Russians from ever visiting other countries permanently. It doesn't matter if it's for business, education, or family purposes no is the answer. Dubai has been taking alot of heat for that countries laxed attitude about Russians however the tempo in Dubai has changed dramatically. Now Dubai is turning Russians away as of 3 months ago.Russia has returned to their communist former society.Russians cannot even go on holiday to any countries now. Russian citizens can blame Putin and the Kremlin all they want but truth being Russian citizens are no better than the Russian government itself. No country wants to associate itself with major intentional acts against humanity.Business wise it's bad for their economies no country wants that.Russia has already become a forgotten country by countries around the world.Putin ordered the Russian government and its citizens to use any means possible to advertise the supposed greatness of many things even through this platform but it's not working.Desperation throughout Russia has definitely set in.A stark reality that Russia has been cut off from the world financially, online, and travel wise. Many Russians have been expelled from countries globally for obvious reasons and many more expulsions are on the way rest assured. I communicated with a Russian woman briefly several months ago. She said it's unfair how Russian citizens are being stereotyped. I told her get used to it because it's of your own doing. Even Xi has stopped any cooperation with putin about anything only because China doesn't want to associate itself with a murderous regime which would further cripple china's economy which is tanking quickly.Fact is people globally hate Russians so much now they would kill Russians in their countries and yes that's happening alot too.

Anonymous on Aug 17, 2022:

More of the same lies promoting Russia. The world knows how it really is and the world is coming to kill you all even in your hermit kingdom which is basically a dump.Ukraine military is going to finish Russia off watch and see.

Russians cannot travel anywhere globally that's a given. Nobody wants to visit murderers in a murderous country nobody. Putin knows he's finished just like Russia is.Putin is such a coward he hides his military around a nuclear site in Ukraine.

TALK IS CHEAP YOU ARE ALL DEAD !!!

Anonymous on Aug 17, 2022:

Visit Moscow – Top 10 reasons to go:

1. MOSCOW ARCHITECTURE

St. Basil’s Cathedral
Saint Basil’s Cathedral

In Moscow you can travel through ages just walking through the streets. Diversified architectural styles wait for you at every turn.
To see the beauty of ancient Russian architecture, visit the Kremlin or Kolomenskoe Museum. These places keep the unique Russian style, original and exceptional.
The Moscow estates are good examples of the romantic flavor of the XVIII-XIX century’s architecture.
The Home-museum of M. Gorky is situated in in a luxurious house built by F. Shechtel, well-known Russian architecture at beginning of the XX century. It is a fantastic example of Art-Nouveau style, one of the few saved places from that epoque, open to visitors.
You can find constructivism in architecture, the most striking manifestation of Russian avant-garde, not far from the Arbat Street. The Soviet Empire style can be found on most of the Moscow central avenues and Tverskaya Street. The White Square Business District is a remarkable example of contemporary city building.

2. MOSCOW ART

Inside Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Hall
Inside Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Hall

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-> We also have MOSCOW ART & DESIGN TOUR, available for you

Moscow has a great amount of exceptional museums and galleries. The State Tretyakov Gallery, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art and lots of other museums have unique collections and hold remarkable exhibitions.
Lots of Moscow former industrial areas have become interesting cultural spaces, undoubtedly worth visiting. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, ARTPLAY Center of Design, Flacon Design Factory are the new city meccas of cultural life. You can find here galleries, concept stores, cafes, educational activities and lots of art events – from designer fairs to concerts, exhibitions of Russian and foreign artists.

3. EMINENT THEATRICAL TRADITIONS

The Bolshoi Theatre

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Theatregoers have lots of opportunities to spend a wonderful evening in one of the Moscow theatres. Recently renovated Bolshoi Theatre offers world-famous opera and ballet performances. Malyi Theatre, Lenkom, Satirikon, Moscow Art Theatre have wonderful drama plays. You can enjoy one of the modern theatres, such as Practica Theatre, Theatre.doc or Gogol-center, with their contemporary performances.

4. CITY PARKS

Gorky Park
The Gorky Park

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The parks have undoubtedly become the pride of Moscow. These city areas have turned into well groomed nature spots, with enormous amount of things to do for the last few years.
Have a walk, do the sports, play a board game, meet your friends in one of the cafes and restaurants, watch a movie or go to a concert – all these is available in Moscow parks. The Gorky Park, Sokolniki, Fili and also recently opened Zaryadye – are only a small part in the diversity of Moscow green areas.

5. CRADLE OF ORTHODOXY

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

790 Orthodox churches and chapels and 8 monasteries! Walking through the city center you will see a big amount of beautiful old churches. Practically all Moscow churches and monastic ensembles are functioning. These are unique monuments of Russian architecture. There are significant collections of old paintings and applied arts and the resting place of outstanding figures of Russian and world culture, military and political figures.
Monasteries, built at the borders of the city were often called ‘the guards’. Powerful constructions had defensive purposes, and, in case of danger, the residents could take refuge inside the monastery walls. Some of the Moscow ‘guards’ have survived – Vysokopetrovsky, Rogdestvensky, Sretensky, Novospasskiy, Danilov, Novodevichy monasteries and others. Now the ancient fortress cherish the historical past.

6. TASTE IMPRESSIONS

A fish dish at Café Pouchkine
A fish dish at Café Pouchkine
A fish dish at Café Pouchkine

Visitors to Russia are often surprised by the variety and flavors of Russian traditional food. A great many can be described as «divine», and it will have you searching for the recipes when you return home!
Russian cuisine is famous for exotic soups, cabbage schi and solyanka, which is made of assorted meats, pancakes with different fillings, and of course, caviar. Russians are great lovers of pelmeni, small Siberian meat pies boiled in broth.
Of our folk soft drinks, kvass is the best-known. Made of brown bread or malted rye flour, it goes down best on a sultry summer day. If you add it to chopped-up meat and vegetables, you get okroshka, an exquisite cold soup.
There are a lot of restaurants, providing national food. From very budget «Elki-Palki», to numerous luxurious restaurants like «Café Pouchkine». There you can not only taste Russian delicacies, but also plunge into the atmosphere of the XIX century Russia.

7. SPECTACULAR VIEWS

Luzhniki Stadium
Luzhniki Stadium from Moscow State University by D. Chistoprudov

Here are the places with splendid views over Moscow:

«Federation Tower» is a set of two high-rise towers, located in the Moscow City Business District. The 61st floor of the Tower West accommodates the highest restaurant in Moscow – «Sixty».
The main building of the Moscow State University was built in the years 1949-1953 and its total height is 182 meters, with a spire – 240 meters. On the top floor there is a Museum of Geography with a panoramic view of Moscow.
The observation deck of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior can be reached only in the excursions. There you can get a really exciting view of the Moscow center.
The building of the Russian Academy of Science is called «golden brains» due to the original constructions of its roof. It stands on the high riverbank and opens a charming view of the whole Moscow. «Sky Lounge» restaurant is situated on the 21st floor.
8. CITY PROMEDATE

Stoleshnikov Lane

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The main attractions and the most interesting places in the historic city center are within walking distance. Take a walk in Lavrushinsky Lane, Nikolskaya Street, Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street, Rozhdestvenka Street, Kuznetsky Bridge Street, Kamergersky Lane, Stoleshnikov Lane, Stariy Arbat, Maroseyka or Pyatnitskaya.
If you don’t want to walk by foot take the city bus or river bus tour. You can choose a red open top double-decker bus that will take you around all of the key sites in Moscow. The total length of the tour is about 12 km downtown and has 18 stops around Moscow including the Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Bolshoi Theater, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, The Cathedral of Christ the Savior, Old Arbat walking street and much more.
To see the whole beauty of Moscow, have a boat trip at the Moskva River. At spring and summer season the variety of boat excursions are really big, you can travel through the center of the city, or go further to see picturesque nature around Moscow.

9. MOSCOW NIGHTLIFE

Denis Simachev Shop & Bar

Night life in Moscow is divisive as everything else. Bars, clubs, concerts, parties – you can find here anything you want and can imagine. We heart Moscow suggests you some really nice places for you not to get lost in all this splendor.

Simachev Bar is bar-club by the most famous Russian designer, a two-story house in Stoleshnikov Lane. The music and menu are diverse, as well as the audience. A special drink of the bar is cider «Sidor Simachev».
Strelka Bar is a nice place with a great atmosphere, quality music, and beautiful interior, very popular among hip and intelligent Moscow public. In summer the terrace opens here and the place gives you stunning view of Moscow.
Noor Bar is one of the famous bars in Moscow. Come here to try marvelous classic cocktails. Bar snacks are also noteworthy. The atmosphere is always positive and benevolent. On Fridays and Saturdays the bar has music DJ sets, and despite rather little area, there are many desirous to dance.
Propaganda is one of the oldest clubs in Moscow. Opened back in 1997, it can be considered the same age as Moscow club culture. It is still nice and trendy. During the day time you can enjoy fresh homemade pappardelle, sandwiches on focaccia and steaks. In the evening – dances. On Thursdays it holds DJ Sanches dance party and gay parties on Sundays.
10. MOSCOW REGION

If Moscow is not enough for you, take a journey (of several hundred km from Moscow) and find yourself travelling through the «Golden Ring» of Russia. The Golden Ring is a name for several towns located around Moscow: Suzdal, Rostov, Vladimir are among them. If you want to know more about Russia, see old architecture, churches made of white stone, hear the bell-ring, see old fortifications, be ready to go out from Moscow.
The first town of the Golden Ring, is Vladimir, located 179 kilometers to the east from Moscow with 378 thousand people living there. It is an old Russian town, it used to be the capital of Russia in the 12th century. Suzdal is located nearby. It’s an old town, steeped in medieval history, but with little more than 10,000 residents nowadays. Dating back to 990 AD, Suzdal is one of the oldest towns in Russia and the «jewel» of Russia’s history. Today the town is filled with busy churches and monasteries and its streets are lined by colourful traditional wooden houses. Having survived the blight of Soviet town-planning, Suzdal looks much as it did centuries ago and is one of the most popular tourist sights in Russia.
Yaroslavl got its name from Yaroslav Mudry, who founded the town in the beginning of 11th century. Now it is a large industrial city, the biggest along the Golden Ring (630 inhabitants), however it has very interesting history, architecture, and city life.
If you are tired of sightseeing and want to have some rest from Moscow busy life, you can take a breath of wonderful Russian nature, not going too far, and visit one of the nature hotels and spa situated near Moscow. Places like «Fox Lodge», «Zavidovo» or «Yahonty» are a good variant for relaxing rest, with marvelous nature around you and interesting entertainments for you not to get bored.

Anonymous on Aug 10, 2022:

My comrad speak truth we are a Russian family that left one month after putin invade Ukraine we will never return there is nothing to gain by returning.A new president will not matter just the same as before we do not want it again.

Anonymous on Aug 08, 2022:

Nothing will be left of Russia or UK I'm sure Putin will keep his promise to sink UK. But when that happens nato will level Russia along with Ukraine.All of the bullshit,I've been reading from these Russian trolls using different names to glorify Russia as some great place but it's not. I'm Russian over 5 million of us Russians already left Russia permanently and more are leaving each day. Don't believe the lies about Russia being so great because it's nothing more than lies.

Sarah Fairman on Aug 08, 2022:

30 surprising facts about Russia

1. Russia is big
Russia is, quite frankly, enormous. Not only does it span two continents – Europe and Asia – it also has a surface area of 17.13 million square kilometers. That makes it even bigger than the famous ex-planet Pluto, which comes in at just 16.7 million sqkm. Not sure where to live in this huge country? Read about the best Russian cities to live in as an expat.

2. Red Square has nothing to do with communism
That’s right, the famous Moscow square is actually named for its looks rather than any political persuasions. The Russian language is heavily influenced by Old Church Slavonic, which was Moscow’s official literary language until the late 1600s. When Red Square (Красная площадь, Krasnaya ploshchad) was completed in the late 19th century, it was named Красный (krasny), which means ‘red,’ from the Old Slavic word for ‘beautiful.’ This is hardly surprising, though, as Red Square is indeed pretty.

3. Russia switched calendars in 1918
Most European countries gave up the Julian calendar in the late 16th century. However, it wasn’t until February 1918 that Russia finally switched to the Gregorian calendar, which it uses nowadays to celebrate its many festivals and celebrations. Apparently, using the Julian calendar led to the Russian Empire being 12 days too late for the 1908 Olympic Games in London.

4. The US and Russia are just 4km apart
Despite spending much of the 20th century ideologically opposed, Russia and the United States are separated by just 4km of water. Indeed, in the middle of the Bering Strait are two islands, Little Diomede and Big Diomede. Little Diomede belongs to the US, while Big Diomede (Остров Ратманова, Ostrov Ratmanova) belongs to Russia. The islands straddle the International Date Line, which means Big Diomede is almost a day ahead.

5. The first human into space was Russian
The famous cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin journeyed into outer space in 1961. If you don’t know the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut, wonder no more. A cosmonaut is trained by the Russian Space Agency, while an astronaut is trained by NASA, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, or the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency.

6. Russia has a lot of trees…
One-fifth of the world’s trees are in Russia. That’s 643 billion trees – the most that any country has. About 45% of the country is covered by trees, much of it in Russia’s boreal forest, or taiga. These thick forest regions were once completely under glaciers and are now home to a whole load of brave species, including the Siberian tiger, wild boars, eagles, and owls. Unfortunately, these forests face threats from deforestation and forest fires, so organizations like the WWF and Greenpeace are doing their best to protect them.

7. …and a lot of fresh water
In Siberia, you’ll find Lake Baikal. Not only is the lake the deepest lake in the world, but it also holds around 20% of the world’s freshwater. Being in this chilly part of Russia, the lake regularly freezes during the winter, which means it’s even possible to drive across it. However, be sure you have the correct permits and go with an experienced guide. Read more about the rules of the road and driving in Russia.

Frozen Lake Baikal
8. St Petersburg has a great underground scene
If you live in one of Russia’s two biggest cities – St Petersburg and Moscow – you’ll almost certainly use the Metro. However, these metro systems are built way underground, so get ready to spend a lot of time on escalators. For example, St. Petersburg’s Admiralteyskaya (Адмиралтейская) station has four of the highest escalators in the world – rising 68.6 meters (225.07 ft). It takes about two-and-a-half minutes to go from top to bottom (or vice versa).

9. There are a lot of languages in Russia
Of course, the most popular one is Russian. However, according to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Russian population speaks at least 270 languages and dialects. Whether or not that figure is accurate, there are undoubtedly many languages spoken in Russia. These include major foreign languages such as German and English and languages native to Russia, such as Tatar, Chuvash, Karelian, and Chechen. There are also several endangered languages, such as Votic and Ghodoberi.

Read more about learning Russian
10. A clock in St Petersburg marks the exact moment that Russia became communist
Or at least, it used to. A clock in the city’s iconic Winter Palace was stopped at 02:10 on 26 October 1917. However, a century later, in 2017, the Hermitage Museum (now housed in the Winter Palace) held an official ceremony to re-start the clock. But there’s more to the Hermitage than fine art, Russian history, and clocks…

11. About 70 cats live in the Hermitage Museum…
Legend has it that the cats were invited by Empress Elisabeth way back in 1745. While the cats are taken care of by workers at the museum, there is now a website for potential feline parents to adopt a Hermitage Cat. But don’t worry, you don’t need to live in a former palace to keep a pet in Russia.

12. …and apparently, one of them is psychic
Whether or not you count this as a ‘fact’ about Russia, it’s certainly intriguing. One of the Hermitage Cats, Achilles, is apparently able to predict the results of football matches. His powers of divination were first called upon in 2017 during the CAF Confederation Cup. In the 2018 FIFA World Cup – held in Russia – Achilles correctly predicted the winner of the first four matches by choosing from two bowls of food with the team’s flag in front of them.

13. Stalin is more popular than ever
According to the Moscow Times, about 70% of Russians approve of former Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s role in Russian history. In recent years, this has gone up, and many factors might have caused it. For example, some see Stalin as a mythological figure, while others say that the current Russian government glorifies the country’s Soviet past while ignoring the human cost.

14. Russia is home to the only Buddhist region in Europe…
The Republic of Kalmykia in southwest Russia is home to the Kalmyk people, a former nomadic group who moved to the region from Asia. Stalin ordered their deportation to Siberia, but they were permitted to return after his death. Since the 1990s, the Republic has boasted magnificent temples, religious shrines, and Buddhist ceremonies.

15. …and its capital has an entire suburb devoted to chess
On the outskirts of Elista, the capital of Kalmykia is Chess City. The Republic’s former (and very controversial) president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, built it in 1998 to host the 33rd Chess Olympiad. It contains a chess museum, a giant chessboard, and a Buddhist art museum. Nowadays, it is mostly empty and is seen by many as a misappropriated use of funds.

16. Most Russians live in Europe
The Ural mountain range divides European Russia in the west from Asian Russia in the east. However, despite the latter making up 77% of Russia’s total landmass, less than a quarter of the Russian population lives there. There are several reasons for this, including historical, geopolitical, meteorological, and cultural.

17. Russia is a big producer of fossil fuels
If you live in the EU, you’ve probably used electricity from a Russian pipeline at some point. In fact, Russia provides 27% of the EU’s crude oil imports, 41% of its natural gas, and 47% of its solid fuel (such as coal). Indeed, as the world’s third-largest oil producer, Russia has yet to make renewable energy an absolute priority.

18. Lake Karachay has been described as the most polluted spot on Earth
Lake Karachay in the Southern Ural mountains is one of the most polluted places in the world. Apparently, radioactive waste was dumped here in the 1950s, including weapons and pollution from the nearby Mayak nuclear plant. If you’re considering a visit, don’t. The radiation emitted by the lake could kill you within an hour.

Access forbidden sign at Mayak, Chelyabinsk
19. A Russian has the world’s largest collection of squirrel-related items
In 2013, Pavel Gerasimov‘s squirrel-related collection numbered 1,103 items. It has likely increased since the last count. The Moscow native has many shapes and sizes of squirrel figurines, including a golden one and another from the 1800s. Funnily enough, he shares his name with an Olympic pole vaulter.

20. Russians don’t drink that much alcohol…
According to World Health Organization statistics, despite Russia’s association with vodka, other countries drink far more. Moreover, recent data suggest that Russians drink less than they used to. Indeed, the country now ranks 33rd in the world for liters of alcohol consumed per person. That’s less than many of its European neighbors, such as Germany, France, and the UK.

21. …in fact, they prefer tea
Russia ranks fifth in the world for the amount of tea consumed per person. The drink first reached Russia in the 17th century, but it cost ten times more than in Europe as it took a year to deliver it from Moscow to Berlin. Nowadays, tea is far more accessible, and if you visit friends in Russia, they’ll usually serve you tea accompanied by biscuits. Also, don’t be surprised if your host offers you honey or jam to sweeten your tea – it’s delicious!

22. Russian women live 10 years longer than Russian men
Russian women can expect to live to 78, while the average life expectancy for a man in Russia is 68. However, this difference has slowly been closing over the past decade. Indeed, in 2009, Russian women were generally expected to live 12 years longer than their male counterparts. This may be down to the aforementioned alcohol consumption: men drink on average 18 liters of alcohol a year, while women consume only four.

23. Russia has the longest railway in the world
And yes, it’s the famous Trans-Siberian Railway. At 9,288 km long, it’s more than twice the length of the second-longest (Toronto to Vancouver in Canada). The journey from Moscow to Vladivostock takes around six days and travels through the Ural Mountains and a lot of forests. It also passes the record-breaking Lake Baikal, so get your cameras ready for that leg of the journey.

A railway bridge in Khabarovsk
A railway bridge in Khabarovsk, on the route of the Trans-Siberian railway
24. Peter the Great imposed a beard tax
If you wanted to grow a beard in the early 18th century in Russia, well, you had to pay. No unruly facial hair unless you paid up your kopecks (or several hundred rubles for nobles). Peter the Great got this idea from his travels in Europe – he was so fond of the fashion there that he decided to ‘Europeanize’ Russia’s aesthetic. Unfortunately, this reinvention did not go down well with the Orthodox Church, which saw facial hair as a sign of piety.

25. Volgograd is home to the tallest statue of a woman
The Motherland Calls (Родина–мать зовёт!, Rodina-mat zovyot!) is 85 meters high and looms on the hill of Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd. With a facial expression to strike terror into the enemy and an absolutely enormous sword, she is an immense presence in the city. The statue was completed in 1967 and was the tallest statue in the world at the time of its completion. Originally built to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad (Volgograd’s previous name), it has undergone several repairs over the years to make sure that all 8,000 tons of it stay upright.

The Motherland Calls statue in Volgograd
26. Russia has some very long rivers
There is another record-holder in Volgograd. The Volga River, which flows from the Valdai Hills at Volgo-Verjovie to the Caspian Sea, is 3,690 kilometers long. This makes it the longest river in Europe. However, despite being Europe’s longest river, the Volga is not the longest river in Russia. That honor goes to the Lena, which is 4,294 kilometers long and flows from the Baikal Mountains to the Arctic Ocean. If you count the Ob-Irtysh river system as one river, this is even longer, at 5,410 kilometers.

27. The coldest permanent settlement is in Russia
In Oymyakon in the Sakha Republic, the average winter temperature is -50°C. Not only is it cold, but it’s also remote. Nearer to the Arctic Circle than the nearest city, it takes two days to drive to the Sakha Capital, Yakutsk. Its lowest temperature was recorded in 1924 – a nippy -71.2°C.

28. Lake Onega boasts an island full of wooden churches
Kizhi Island, located in the middle of Lake Onega in the Karelian Republic in northwest Russia, is home to several wooden churches built without a single nail. These buildings were apparently erected across an extensive period, with the first dating back to 1390 and the most recent from 1874. The site is now an open-air museum and the church complex, Kizhi Pogost, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And no wonder – the architecture is a masterpiece, with several elegant domes rising from the tall wooden church towers.

29. You can visit Lenin
We haven’t put a photo with this fact about Russia, and that’s probably for the best. But if you’re keen to visit Vladimir Lenin, the former head of the Soviet Union, you can pop by Lenin’s Mausoleum at Red Square. The several-decade-long preservation of his body has been chiefly funded by the Soviet Union and later the Russian government.

30. Russia can be very welcoming
Russia might not seem like an obvious destination for an expat. Indeed, there are plenty of challenges, from the harsh weather to the often tense political climate. However, many expats in Russia experience unrivaled warmth and hospitality from the people living there, especially when learning Russian. Within a few months of arriving, you’ll probably have made friends who will show you around your new city, invite you for tea, and toast with you at their birthday parties.

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