63. We’re smaller than Russia

63. We’re smaller than Russia

The Soviet Union at its height covered nearly one-sixth of Earth's land surface and was larger than the United States, Canada and Mexico combined. And while Russia is 2 million square miles smaller than that, it is still huge. Consider: If the westernmost tip of Russia were plopped on Los Angeles, and the country unrolled like a giant carpet, it would cross the continental U.S. and the Atlantic Ocean, roll over France, Germany, Austria and not run out till it got to Hungary.

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