General information about Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world. Its area is 17 098.242 thousand square km. The state is located in eastern Europe and northern Asia.

From north to south the country stretches for over 4,000 km; from west to east – for almost 10,000 km. Russia borders on 16 countries. In the south-east – with North Korea (DPRK), in the south with China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia; in the south-west – with Ukraine, in the west with Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and Norway; the Kaliningrad Region borders on Lithuania and Poland.

State Structure

Political System: Federal Republic
Head of State: The President
Head of Government: The Prime Minister
Legislature: Bicameral Parliament (State Duma and Federation Council)
Capital: Moscow
National Symbols: Flag and Emblem
Area: 17 098.242 thousand square kilometers
Population: About 143.800 million people.
Official language: Russian
Religion: Christianity (Orthodox)
Monetary Unit: Ruble

Major Cities

Moscow
Saint-Petersburg
Voronezh
Novosibirsk
Nizhny Novgorod
Ekaterinburg
Samara
Omsk
Chelyabinsk
Kazan
Perm
Volgograd