Interesting facts about the Russian Empire

Interesting facts about the Russian Empire

November 15, 2013

In the Russian Empire was allowed the free carrying of weapons. Before the 1917 revolution, weapons were freely sold in hunting stores.

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Instead of a kilogram, the weight in the Russian Empire was a pud equal to 16, 38 kg.

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Before the revolution, Russia (Russian Empire) was the most non-drinking country in Europe. Russia has traditionally been one of the most sober countries in Europe. Less than us in Europe saw only Norway. We stood on the penultimate place in the world in per capita alcohol consumption for three centuries from the XVII to the beginning of the XX century.

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Emperor Nicholas II was the cousin of the emperor of the British Empire, George the Fifth.

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In the 20th century, the Russian Empire entered with the world's largest and best oil-producing and oil-refining industry: 94% of all oil was processed domestically.

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In 1904, there were 21 million horses in Russia (about 75 million in the whole world): 60% of Russia's farms had 3 or more horses.

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In terms of industrial production, the Russian Empire by 1914 reached the 1st place.

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The famous fragrance “Chanel No. 5” was invented not by Coco Chanel, but by the Russian perfumer-emigrant Verigin, who worked in the perfumery section “Chanel” together with Muscovite Ernest Bo.

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In 1913, Russia earned as much from selling butter abroad as it did from gold mining.

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The largest class in the Russian Empire was the peasantry.

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Orthodox denominations 69.5% Muslims 11.1% Catholics 9.1% Jews 4.2.%

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The first head of state, who officially announced the idea of ​​world disarmament, was the Russian Emperor Nicholas II: he proposed this to the heads of state of Europe in 1898 in The Hague.

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Russia and the Allies practically won the First World War at the end of 1916. Germany offered peace, but the opposing side, including Russia, refused, insisting on complete surrender. And only the February, and then the October revolution with the signing of the Brest peace, made it possible for Germany to stretch until 1918.

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