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The 5 most shocking curiosities about Russia and its culture

first_imgImage: iStock Russia is the largest country in the world. Its large area reaches 17.1 million square kilometers, which are divided between the European continent and the Asian continent, but much of it is not populated.Some of the things that everyone knows about Russia is the cold weather, its large production of Vodka and the large number of brown bears that inhabit its lands. However, this country and its culture has many more interesting facts. Here are five shocking curiosities about this country and its culture. Its area reaches 17.1 million square kilometersOne of the things everyone knows about Russia is the cold weathercenter_img Russia’s most shocking curiosities There are about 60 secret cities: While most people know that Russia was closed during Soviet times, today there are still some cities that are hidden. These cities, where normal families live, are prohibited for foreigners and even if a natural person from Russia wants to visit their relatives, they must ask for a special permit.In Russia, there are more women than men: In the Russian Federation, the number of women is much greater than that of men, reaching 11 million above. This fact means that there are currently 86.8 men for every 100 women and to find their better half they have to find a foreign partner.There are bears “addicted” to kerosene: The Kronotsky Nature Reserve in southern Kamchatka has more than 700 brown bears, considered the largest in the world. Many of these specimens have been in contact with discarded kerosene boats, and seeing one on its way, running towards it to sniff its smoke and thus observe the effects that it produces. There are more than 1 million people with HIV: Russia is one of the countries in the world with more people with HIV. According to some research, it is believed that around 2.3% of the population was infected because of injectable drugs while the vast majority were infected by contact with their partner. Given this crisis situation, the government decided to increase sex education and improve access to health resources.You can be arrested for being gay: Since 2013, the Russian government with Vladimir Putin in command, prohibited homosexual propaganda claiming that same-sex relationships were unnatural and illegal under the country’s legislation. As a consequence, gay people in Russia can be arrested by the police.last_img read more

TEMPE Ariz — The Arizona Cardinals have announce

first_imgTEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have announced that they have elevated running back Kerwynn Williams to the active roster and released defensive tackle Bruce Gaston. Williams, 23, was previously a member of the Cardinals practice squad since signing with the team on Sept. 18.He also spent the preseason with the Chargers before being released on Aug. 25. A seventh-round pick (230th overall pick) in the 2013 NFL draft from Utah State, Williams has played in one NFL game with the Indianapolis Colts and three weeks on the Colts practice squad last season. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling At Utah State, he was an honorable mention All-America selection and first-team All-WAC selection after rushing for 1,512 yards his senior year. Williams will wear No. 33 with the Cardinals. Arizona has also released defensive tackle Bruce Gaston. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more