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Pourquoi appelle-toi ces attractions de fêtes foraines des "montagnes russes"? L'analogie à des montagnes est sans doute évidente, mais pourquoi celles de Russie? Qu'est-ce qui est historiquement à l'origine de ce choix?

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Selon Wikipedia :

Le concept de « montagnes russes » vient des courses de luges se déroulant sur des collines de neige spécialement construites pour celles-ci, particulièrement dans les environs de Saint-Pétersbourg.

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Pour l'amusement, en russe cela se traduit par американские горки , c'est-à-dire montagnes américaines ... –  ex-user2728 Oct 1 '13 at 15:49
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