What do you know about the largest nation in the world?
America and the Soviet Union locked heads for decades in a Cold War bubbling with bloodlust and animosity. Astronauts rushed into the cosmos, America warehoused nukes, and a gigantic wall was constructed through the heart of Berlin, dividing the two mega powers. But what do we really know about Russia now? Putin rides horses, they hate gay people, they eat bear. Here are some creepy, weird and silly facts that you need to know about the former USSR.
Things are really real out in Russia
It’s bad luck in Russia to give your date a dozen flowers. You have to give an odd number of flowers for a happy occasion, and an even number for funerals.
29. Shot in the Chest
In Russian Special Forces training, the soldiers are shot in the chest while wearing body armor to give them a taste of the real battlefield.