You may not be aware of the fact how many things are of the Russian origin.
The Tower of Nevyansk is a tower in the town of Nevyansk in the Sverdlovsk Region, Russia, built in the 18th century. It was provided with a lightning-arrester 25 years before it was constructed by Benjamin Franklin.
The tower is leaning. In the height of less than 60 meters the vertical deviation accounts for almost 2 meters.
The Daimler Motor Company Limited was an independent British motor vehicle manufacturing company, founded in London in 1896. The engines for the company were constructed by the Russian engineer Boris Lutskoy whose name was never mentioned as the company assumed the right to the patent to itself.
The royal anthem that was considered as an official anthem of Thailand till 1932 was written by the Russian composer Peter Tschurovsky.
Many leading scientists and constructors originated from Russia. They invented the first electric bulb, wireless telegraph, helicopter, bomber, colored photography and TV-set.