So, now that you know a bit more about this gargantuan country, any thoughts as to whether you fancy donning a fur hat and enjoying a Vodka in front of St Basil’s Cathedral? If so, then sit back and fasten your seatbelt as we fly you through everything you need to know to be on the next flight out!
I hope you remembered your watchRussia has more time zones than any other country at 11 - that’s almost half of the world’s. In 2009 they lowered it to 9 because it was too difficult to negotiate.
For all you duty-free lovers out thereWestern leaders were banned from entering Stolichnaya duty free shops on account of economic sanctions on Russia back in 2014. These included: USA President, Barack Obama; UK prime minister, David Cameron; German Chancellor, Angela Merkel and French President, François Hollande.
Hazard aheadIf you were planning to go for a refreshing dip in Lake Karachay, we would advise you to reconsider. So much radioactive waste has been deposited there, it is said that standing for an hour by the edge of the lake is enough to kill you - let alone diving in!