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Amazing Facts About Russia [infographic]

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There has been a lot of negative press towards Russia lately with the ongoing Olympics in Sochi and recent initiatives taken by the country’s president Vladimir Putin. However, differences aside, there are many things to admire about both Russia and Russian culture.

For example, as the world’s biggest country, Russia borders 15 different countries and has the ninth largest population in the world. There are also approximately 10 million more women than men in Russia.

The proximity between the USA and Russia is also much closer than most people think, with the closest point between the countries measuring only 4km long! Another interesting fact includes the distance from Chicago to Moscow which is closer than from Chicago to Rio-de-Janeiro.

To check out the rest of these amazing facts, check out our infographic below:

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Why do people like Donald Trump? [infographic]

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The mainstream media have never really viewed Donald Trump as a serious contender for the presidency. His brash, off-the-cuff remarks and rude attitude are largely to blame for this as well as his inexperience in US politics.

However, at the same time, Trump’s popularity continues to soar. With less than two months to go to the presidential elections, several polls put Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump neck and neck in the race for the White House.

With his track record for controversy and un-political correctness, we decided to put together an infographic showing the reasons why so many people like Trump:

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Reign of Terror: A Look at the American Gangster

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The 1920s were a deadly time. Prohibition and the Great Depression went head-on, creating a violent battleground of corruption in the US. Passed in 1920, the 18th Amendment banned the manufacturing, sale, and consumption of alcohol, which led to a growth in speakeasies and bootlegging—and plenty of organized crime.

We’ve all heard of Al Capone, guilty of murder, bootlegging, gambling, and prostitution operations. The infamous duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were gunned down by officers on May 23, 1934, after bank theft, robbery, and murder. Los Angeles mob boss Mickey Cohen was another big name. Arrested for tax evasion (guilty of murder and more), he served time in Alcatraz only to die of stomach cancer at 62.

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Could You Survive Alcatraz? [infographic]

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“You break the rules and you go to prison, break the prison rules and you go to Alcatraz.” You’ve heard of Alcatraz, and maybe you’ve visited. But how much do you really know about the infamous Federal prison? Alcatraz held less than 1% of the total Federal prison population, yet it housed the country’s most dangerous criminals. After 29 years of operation, the prison closed its doors in 1963. In 1972, it became a National Park. Walk through Alcatraz today and you’ll be reminded of its violent past. When it comes to safety and security, would you have had what it takes to survive the times?

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