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Russia is the world's largest country by area
Russian's spy agency is known as Mossad
Mossad comes from Israel
Russia borders the Caspian Sea
There are parts of Russia where palm trees can thrive outside
Russia's Black Sea coast is quite temperate
Russia has a population of tigers living in the wild
Babushka is the Russian word for "old woman" or "grandmother"
Moscow has never been captured by a foreign power
Moscow was captured by Napoleon and by the Mongols
Russia gave up its nuclear weapons in 1992
Russia still has an estimated 7,200 nuclear weapons in its stockpile
Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, died in Coral Gables, Florida in 1974
She died in 1918 in a basement in Yekaterinburg along with the rest of her family. Later, several imposters claimed to be her.
Polar bears can be found in Russia
Joseph Stalin won the Nobel Peace Prize
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to many mass murderers, but none as prolific as Joseph Stalin
The AK-47 was invented in Russia
It was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1947
St. Petersburg was formerly known as Leningrad
Russia is banned from the World Trade Organization
In Novosibirsk, a popular spectator sport involves children riding atop Siberian Huskies
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