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Overview of Russia


Russia is a state in northern Eurasia. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, and the United States by the Bering Strait.


Officially name: The Russian Federation

Capital and largest city: Moscow

Official language: Russian official throughout the country; 27 others co-official in various regions

Government: Federal semi-presidential republic

Total 17,075,400 km2 (1st)

2010 estimate 141,927,297 (9th)
Density 8.3/km2 (217th)
21.5/sq mi

Currency: Ruble (RUB)

Time zone
(UTC+2 to +11 (exc. +4))
Summer (DST) (UTC+3 to +12 (exc. +5))

Drives on the right

Internet TLD: .ru, .su, .рф

Calling code: +7