Russia occupies 1st place in the world in terms of the size of its territory.
The territory of Russia covers 9 time zones.
Russia has the highest mountain in Europe – Mount Elbrus.
Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the highest active volcano in Eurasia (Europe and Asia).
Russia has the largest lake in the world – the Caspian Sea.
Russia has the deepest lake in the world – Lake Baikal.
Russia has the biggest lake in Europe – Lake Ladoga.
Russia has the longest river in Europe – Volga River.
Russia has the coldest place on earth, with a recorded lowest temperature of -69,8°C, and it is inhabited.
In Russia there is the longest natural sand spit on the planet.
It is called the Curonian spit, and it extends for 48 km.
Russia has the largest forest territory on the planet, that is why Russia is often called the lungs of the planet.
Russia has one of the most famous “geyser fields” – the Valley of geysers. In the whole world there are only 5 places that can be called “geyser fields”..
Sources: Russian geographical society, Irkutsk State University
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