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Fast Facts – Russia
What is the complete name of Russia?
Russian Federation (Rossiyskaya Federatsiya)
What type of government does Russia have?
Federal semi-presidential Republic
Who is Russia’s current president?
Who is Russia’s current prime minister?
What is the capital of Russia?
Where is Russia located?
Northern Asia or far eastern Europe (see: Is Russia in Europe or Asia?)
What oceans and seas border Russia?
- Arctic Ocean
- North Atlantic Ocean
- Black Sea
- Caspian Sea
What countries share borders with Russia?
- People’s Republic of China
- North Korea
- Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk)
- United States (by the Bering Strait)
How big is Russia?
17,098,242 square kilometers
Russia is the largest country in the world at almost 2x the size of the United States, and 1/8 of the Earth’s inhabited land
What are Russia’s administrative divisions?
Russia contains 83 federal subjects which have equal representation, but vary in levels of autonomy.
The types of divisions are: oblasts (provinces), republics, krais (territories), autonomous okrugs (autonomous districts), autonomous oblast, and federal cities.
Oblasts (provinces) – 46
- Nizhny Novgorod
Republics – 21
Somewhat autonomous areas of non-Russian ethnicity, have the right to establish an official language and constitution
- Mari El
- North Ossetia-Alania
- Sakha (Yakutia)
Krais (territories) – 9
Similar to oblasts, but different designation for historical reasons
Autonomous orkrugs (districts) – 4
Mostly a subordinate part of a krai or oblast
Autonomous oblast – 1
- Jewish Autonomous Oblast
Federal cities – 2
- St. Petersburg
How many time zones does Russia span?
What is the official language of Russia?
Russian is the official language of Russia, but some regions of Russia have an additional official language. Russian is also one of the 6 official languages of the United Nations
Other official languages in Russia:
What alphabet does Russia use?
The Russian alphabet, which is modified Cyrillic and has 33 letters
What are the 5 largest cities in Russia?
- Saint Petersburg
What modern-day countries were in the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)?
The area included in the USSR is now divided into 15 independent countries.
Republics of the Soviet Union:
All of the former Soviet Union countries except the Baltic states (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia) and Georgia are now part of the regional organization, the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Ref : Russia Map