Fun Fact: Russia’s Aeroflot

Aeroflot is Russia’s most popular airliner. It actually started in 1923 during the early days of the Soviet Union under orders from Vladimir Lenin. Which makes it one of the oldest airline companies in the world.

(Not So) Fun Fact: Human Chimpanzee Hybrid Experiment

A Soviet scientist in the 1920s tried to create a human chimpanzee hybrid known as a humanzee. They contacted a chimpanzee owner in Cuba and wanted her male chimpanzees to try their luck on human females but his offer was ultimately refused. China did a very similar experiments in the 1960s as well but obviously…

Fun Fact: The Soviet Super Well

Kola Superdeep Borehole is a large hole dug by the Soviet Union back in the 70’s and 80’s. They got about 23,000 ft down which is about 1/3 of the Earth’s crust.

Fun Fact: Vladimir Putin’s Paternal Grandfather

Vladimir Putin’s paternal grandfather was a man named Spiridon Putin. He grew up in Imperial Russia and learned how to become a cook. One of his first notable achievements was impressing Grigori Rasputin. He later became the personal chef for Vladimir Lenin and occasionally cooked for Joseph Stalin.

Fun Fact: Cars In The Soviet Union

Since communist countries rarely imported luxury items from the West, most cars were made by the state with varying degrees of success. The arguably most famous was the Lada, which was made with help from Fiat. The Lada still exists in Russia today because of its name dominance, reliability, and affordable cost.