By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

34 Weird Things About Russia That Baffle Foreigners… #16 Is Seriously Worrying.

Most people have limited knowledge about what actually goes on in Russia. Sure, you might be privvy to some Russian politics, and you might be able to name the country's two major cities on each side, but it's a massive place, and there's a whole lot going on in between.

Below are 34 strange and fascinating facts about this mysterious and powerful country, and some of them are definitely head-scratchers. Read below to find out what makes the former Soviet Union so unique - #24 is the weirdest law we've ever heard.

#1. Each year on September 12th, Russian workers are given a day off to have sex. The idea is that they will procreate, and if they have children nine months later, they are sometimes given cash prizes.

#2. One strange Russian event is the Bubble Baba challenge, wherein people ride sex dolls dow then Vuoska River rapids.

#3. In Russia it's now Illegal to tell children about gay people.

#4. In Russia, many rich people use "ambulance taxis" to avoid day-to-day traffic jams, which is pretty ingenious.

#5. According to a survey taken in 2011, 30% of Russians believe the Earth is the center of the solar system.

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