Facts about the Russian Empire, which you did not know.

Interesting facts including those which we now would not hurt. 

1. In the Russian Empire were allowed to carry weapons Leisure. Before the revolution of 1917 weapons freely sold in hunting shops.

2. Instead, a measure of weight in kilograms of the Russian Empire was pounds, equal to 16.38 kg.

3. Before the revolution, Russia (Russian Empire) was the teetotal country in Europe, Russia has traditionally been one of the most sober of Europe. Less than we saw in Europe, only Norway. We were standing in the penultimate place in the world in per capita consumption of alcohol during the three centuries since the XVII to the early XX century.

4. Emperor Nicholas II a cousin of the Emperor of the British Empire George the Fifth.

5. Emperor Peter III (born Charles Pe? Ters? Lrih Go? Lshteyn-Go? Ttorpsky) was a German-born: on the father was a nephew of King Charles XII of Sweden and first brought up as the heir to the Swedish throne. When, in 1751, he learned that his uncle was the king of Sweden, he mentioned: "Drag Me to damn Russia, where should I consider myself the state prisoner, whereas if left on my own, but now I would sit on the throne of the civilized people.

6. In the 20th century the Russian Empire came with the biggest and best in the world oil and petrochemical industry: 94% of all crude oil processed in the country.

7. In 1904, Russia had 21 million horses (all over the world — about 75 million), 60% of farms Russia had 3 or more horses.

8. As the pace of industrial production to the Russian Empire in 1914 entered the 1st place.

9. The famous fragrance «Chanel № 5" not invented by Coco Chanel and perfumer Russian emigre Verigin, who was working in the perfume department of "Chanel", together with the native Muscovite Ernest Beaux.

10. In 1913, Russia from the sale of butter abroad helped out as much as from the mining of gold.

11. The largest estate in the Russian Empire was the peasantry.

12. Denominations Orthodox Muslims 69.5% 11.1% 9.1% Jews, Catholics 4.2.%

13. The first head of state to officially announced the idea of a world disarmament, was Russian Emperor Nicholas II, he suggested to the heads of state of Europe it in 1898 in The Hague.

14. Before the First World War, Russia gave bread about as much as the United States, Canada and Argentina combined, and they have been in this industry leading. Published: RamA

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