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.
The first videotape recorder was created by the American company AMPEX founded by Alexander Ponyatov. The letters AMP denote his initials.
The first plane in the world had been tested by a Russian 20 years before the same was done by the Wright brothers.
2 out of 5 Hollywood founders arrived from Russia as well as the founders of MGM Goldwyn and Mayer. Mayer never spoke good English in his life.
The famous fragrance Channel №5 was invented not by Coco Chanel as it is usually believed but by the Russian immigrant Verigin who worked in one of Chanel perfume departments.
The actors are Russian in origin: David Duchovny, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Natali Portman, Mila Jovovich and Winona Ryder.
The first artificial heart was created in Russia in 1936.