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Official Name Russian Federation
ContinentAsia and Europe
Lat Long60 00 N, 100 00 E
Area17,075,200[4] km2 (6,592,800 sq mi) (1st)
Population144526636
CapitalMoscow
Largest CityMoscow
Official LanguagesRussian
Major ReligionRussian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2% (2006 est.)
National DayRussia Day, 12 June (1990)
Form of GovernmentFederal dominant-party semi-presidential constitutional republic
PresidentVladimir Putin
Vice PresidentNA
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
CurrencyRussian Ruble (RUB)
GDP$3.458 trillion (2015 Est.)
Calling Code7
Time Zone(UTC+2 to +12)
Internet TLD.ru, .su,

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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 ?
Vladmir Putin

Who is Russia’s current prime minister ?
Dmitry Medvedev

What is the capital of Russia ?
Moscow

Where is Russia located ?
Northern Asia or far eastern Europe (see: Is Russia in Europe or Asia ?)

What oceans and seas border Russia ?
  1. Arctic Ocean (to the north): The White Sea, the Barents Sea, the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea and the Chukchi Sea

  2. Pacific Ocean (to the East): the Bering Sea, the Okhotsk Sea and the Sea of Japan (East Sea)

  3. Other Seas (to the west & South west): the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, the Caspian Sea.

What countries share borders with Russia ?
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Poland
  • Belarus
  • Ukraine
  • Georgia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Kazakhstan
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Mongolia
  • North Korea

Maritime borders:
  • 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
  • Amur
  • Arkhangelsk
  • Astrakhan
  • Belgorod
  • Bryansk
  • Chelyabinsk
  • Irkutsk
  • Ivanovo
  • Kaliningrad
  • Kaluga
  • Kemerovo
  • Kirov
  • Kostroma
  • Kurgan
  • Kursk
  • Leningrad
  • Lipetsk
  • Magadan
  • Moscow
  • Murmansk
  • Nizhny Novgorod
  • Novgorod
  • Novosibirsk
  • Omsk
  • Orenburg
  • Oryol
  • Penza
  • Pskov
  • Rostov
  • Ryazan
  • Sakhalin
  • Samara
  • Saratov
  • Smolensk
  • Sverdlovsk
  • Tambov
  • Tomsk
  • Tver
  • Tula
  • Tyumen
  • Ulyanovsk
  • Vladmir
  • Volgograd
  • Vologda
  • Voronezh
  • Yaroslavl

  • Republics – 21
    Somewhat autonomous areas of non-Russian ethnicity, have the right to establish an official language and constitution
  • Adygea
  • Altai
  • Bashkortostan
  • Buryatia
  • Chechnya
  • Chuvashia
  • Dagestan
  • Ingushetia
  • Kabardino-Balkaria
  • Kalmykia
  • Karachay-Cherkessia
  • Karelia
  • Khakassia
  • Komi
  • Mari El
  • Mordovia
  • North Ossetia-Alania
  • Sakha (Yakutia)
  • Tatarstand
  • Tuva
  • Udmurtia

  • Krais (territories) – 9
    Similar to oblasts, but different designation for historical reasons:
    • Altai
    • Kamchatka
    • Khabarovsk
    • Krasnodar
    • Krasnoyarsk
    • Perm
    • Primorsky
    • Stavropol
    • Zabaykalsky

    Autonomous orkrugs (districts) – 4
    Mostly a subordinate part of a krai or oblast:
    • Chukotka
    • Khanty-Mansi
    • Nenets
    • Yamalo-Nenets

    Autonomous oblast – 1
    • Jewish Autonomous Oblast

    Federal cities – 2
    • Moscow
    • St. Petersburg

    How many time zones does Russia span ?
    Nine.

    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:
  • Abaza
  • Adyghe
  • Altay
  • Avar
  • Bashkir
  • Buryat
  • Chechen
  • Chuvash
  • Erzya
  • Ingush
  • Kabardian
  • Kalmyk
  • Karachay-Balkar
  • Khakas
  • Komi-Zyrian
  • Mansi
  • Mari
  • Moksha
  • Nogai
  • Ossetic
  • Tatar
  • Tuvan
  • Udmurt
  • Yakut
  • Yiddish

  • What alphabet does Russia use ?
    The Russian alphabet, which is modified Cyrillic and has 33 letters

    What are the 5 largest cities in Russia ?
    • Moscow
    • Saint Petersburg
    • Samara
    • Kazan
    • Novosibirsk

    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:
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Estonia
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

  • 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.

    Trivia
    • Russia is often called Mother Russia or the Motherland.
    • The Russian language uses the Cyrillic script as its alphabet.
    • Around 160 ethnic groups are found around Russia.
    • Vodka is considered Russia's national drink - the word vodka is derived from the word for water. More Russia Fact...


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    Last Updated : March 22, 2014

    
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