The Russian Federation is a country situated in northern Eurasia, dissected by the Arctic Circle. It is bordered by fourteen countries including Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. Also, the country shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, and the United States by the Bering Strait.
Moscow is the capital city of Russia. With a population of 11,514,330, Moscow is the most populous city in the country. It covers a total area of 421.2 square miles. The city serves as the political, administrative, economic, cultural, educational, and transportation centre of Russia. The residence of the Russian President, the Kremlin, is located in the capital city. According to the 2011 Forbes ranking, Moscow had seventy-nine billionaires, the highest in the world.
How big is Russia?
Covering a total area of 6,592,800 square miles, Russia is the largest country in the world. It occupies more than one-eighth of the inhabited land area of the planet. The country is one of the most-visited in the world owing to innumerable attractions. It is home to over forty national parks, twenty-three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and forty UNESCO biosphere reserves.
What is the population of Russia?
Russia is the eighth-most populous country in the world with an estimated population of 143 million people.
What are the ethnic groups in Russia?
There are over 160 ethnic groups in Russia. About eighty percent of the Russian population is constituted by ethnic Russians. There are small communities of Tatars, Ukrainians, Chuvash, Armenians, Bashkirs, and Chechens.
The Russian Federation is composed of eighty-three federal subjects who have equal representation in the Federation Council. The subjects are further divided into eight federal districts. The President of Russia appoints an envoy who is responsible for the administration of the districts.
Who are the political leaders of Russia?
The Russian Federation is a federal semi-presidential republic.
President - Dmitry Medvedev
Prime Minister - Vladimir Putin
What is the official currency used in Russia?
The ruble denoted by the ISO 4217code RUB is the official currency of the Russian Federation.It is subdivided into 100 kopeks and has been the national currency since 500 years.
What is the official language of Russia?
Russian is the officially recognized language of the Russian Federation spoken by the majority of the population. Tatar is the second-most spoken language followed by Ukrainian. Russian is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
What is the official religion of Russia?
Orthodox Christianity is the largest and the official religion of the Russian Federation. The other traditional religions in the country include Islam, Buddhism and Judaism. There are also a few adherents of Hinduism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, and the Bahai faith.
What is the economy of Russia like?
Russia has the sixth-largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity. In 2011, the gross domestic product (PPP) of Russia was estimated at $2.376 trillion, while the per capita stood at $16,840. Russia has the fifth-largest nominal military budget with the largest stock of weapons of mass destruction. The country also has rich reserves of oil, natural gas, and energy resources. Russia ranks third in the production of electricity. Minerals are found in abundance and add to the revenues of the nation. Agriculture and transportation form a significant part of the economy. Forestry also boosts the economy; the country boasts of having the largest forest reserves in the world. The major trading partners of the Russian Federation are: Germany, Netherlands, China, Turkey, Italy, Ukraine, and the United States.
When is the national day of Russia celebrated?
The national day of the Russian Federation is celebrated on the 12th June. It is known as Russia Day and is celebrated to commemorate the declaration of sovereignty of Russia in 1990. In 1991, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics dissolved, Russia and its former republics allwere declared separate countries.