“A great country”. Impressive records Russia
In Day of Russia “news Mail.Ru” talk about impressive facts and records: the highest, deepest and the longest, the biggest in the country — in the article-the reminder about the value and greatness of the Russian Federation.
The length of the state border of Russia in one and a half times the length of the equator.
The biggest plot separates Russia and Kazakhstan (more than 7,5 thousand km), the shortest border between Russia and North Korea (less than 40 km).
In Russia is the longest railway in the world — the TRANS-Siberian railway (9288,2 km). 18 Oct 1916 Moscow finally joined with the Vladivostok: from the moment of the capital in Primorsky Krai can be reached by train, passing exclusively through the territory of the Russian Federation.
The construction of the greatest thoroughfares in the vast territory gives rise to man-made records on the background of nature. So in Buryatia in 2003 it became the longest railway tunnel in Russia — the North – — length: 343 M. 15 this event actually put the final point in the construction of another Grand way — the Baikal-Amur mainline.
And the longest road tunnel Russia (4304 m) — Gimrinsky is in Dagestan and connects mountainous areas with the center of the country.
The longest bridge-the Russian built in Ulyanovsk. The bridge is called the Presidential (the length is 5825 m) connects the right and left Bank of the Volga.
The Volga is the most famous Russian river, but not the longest. In this setting, the palm belongs to Lena, all 4,400 km of which is located on the territory of Russia.
The highest man-made point in Russia (she is the leader in Europe) is a skyscraper “Federation Tower”, built in the complex “Moscow-city”. The height of 374 m.
The highest mountain peak of Russia — Elbrus — 15 times higher than the “Federation” 5642 m!
Outside of the Caucasus highest peak of Russia, is the active volcano Klyuchevskaya Sopka in Kamchatka.
The title of the highest waterfall in Russia give tal’nikovskaya, located in the Krasnoyarsk region. Its height is about 600 m, but exact measurements are impossible due to the inaccessibility of the object. And the estimated second place is Kiselewski waterfall with the height of the cascade of 328 meters.
The highest “man-made” waterfall in Russia — dam of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station. Here from a height of 242 meters drop of water of the Yenisei — the most full-flowing rivers of Russia.
It is worth noting the record about “the height of the opposite” — for example, the deepest metro station. With the figure of 86 m, it is “Admiralteyskaya” of St. Petersburg metro.
Russia is the largest country in the world, almost twice superior to the “nearest opponent” — Canada, China and the United States.
With the largest subject of the Russian Federation — Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) — whether it is included in this list would have taken eighth place. The total area of Yakutia exceeds the total area, for example, Argentina and Italy. Or put together three of Kazakhstan and the DPRK.
The largest island in Russia — Sakhalin (76 400 km2) is only slightly inferior to the area of the Czech Republic (78 866 km2) surpasses the size of Panama (75 570 km2).
The largest Peninsula of Russia — Taymyr — occupies a large area than countries such as Zimbabwe, Norway, Japan.
The largest lake of Russia — the Caspian sea — more than Germany: 371 000 km2 vs 357 022 km2; the largest reservoir of Russia — Kuibyshev — six times that of Mauritius.
Located in the Krasnoyarsk region Great Arctic reserve is the largest not only in Russia but in Eurasia. Its area (41 692 km2) surpasses the size of the Netherlands (41 526 km2).
In Western Siberia is one of the largest wetlands in the world. Vasyugan swamp (53 000 km2) is about two Israel’s.
Located in Russia and the biggest city square in Europe. Samara Kuibyshev square is 8.5 times more than the Roman Colosseum.
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