Number of parking tickets given to former Soviet embassy employees in Washington, D.C. that remain unpaid: 50,693.
The first time I came across this fact, I posted it on Livejournal, where I had a lot of Russian followers at the time. They responded wonderingly: “What’s a parking ticket?”
Then they laughed at the idea of anybody paying the government money just because of a piece of paper. Turns out, in Russia, they just tow your car.