Russia

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General Information

 

The Russian Federation  

Location

Northern Eurasia

Border

countries

Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, and the United States by the Bering Strait.

Area

17,075,400 km2

Population

141.4 million

Capital

Moscow

Official language

Russian

Administrative division

83 federal subjects (members of the Federation), including 21 republics, 9 krays, 46 oblasts, 2 federal cities, 1 autonomous oblast, and 4 autonomous okrugs.

Political system

A federation and semi-presidential republic

President

Vladimir Putin

Prime minister

Dmitry Medvedev

Parliament

The bicameral Federal Assembly, made up of the 450-member State Duma and the 166-member Federation Council.

Currency

Russian ruble (RUR)

Time

(UTC+3 to +12 (exc. +5))

Calling code

+7

Internet TLD

.ru

Electricity

230 V

Religion

73% of the Russian population is Orthodox and 6% is Muslim. 1% believed in other faiths and the remainder were non-religious (2010 census).

Ethnic groups

81% Russians, 3.9% Tatars, 1.4% Ukrainians, 1.1% Bashkirs, 1% Chuvashes, Chechens (1%) and Armenians (0.9%) (2010 census).

International organisations

  • Member of Council of Europe (CE);
  • Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE);
  • United Nations (UN) and many others.

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