Moscow is home to the world’s most beautiful train stations
The city of Moscow in Russia
operates one of the world’s fastest and most efficient transport systems, called the metro. It features some of the most beautiful stations of any train system in the world. More than just a means of transportation, the capital’s metro is truly a masterpiece of art and architecture. You won’t find two stations that look alike.
The world’s longest continuous railway can be found in Russia
Russia is home to the world’s longest single railway, which is known as the Trans-Siberian. The railway is 9,200 kilometres long. It starts in Moscow and goes through seven time zones, ending at the port of Vladivostok. A non-stop journey from Moscow to Vladivostok takes 152 hours.
There are almost 9 women for every 1 man
There are approximately 10 million more women than men in Russia. The large difference is attributed to the huge number of men who died during World War II. Furthermore, statistics show that up to 25% of males in Russia die before the age of 55.
Moscow has one of the world’s highest concentration of billionaires
According to Forbes, Moscow is inhabited by 60 billionaires whose combined net worth is $217.6 billion. These types of billionaires are usually attracted to cities which have favourable tax breaks, a less expensive standard of living, and world-class restaurants and night clubs.