Russia Facts

Russia Facts

Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic. See the fact file below for more information about Russia.

Capital
Moscow

Population
142,893,540 (July 2006 est.)

Area
total: 17,075,200 sq km
land: 16,995,800 sq km
water: 79,400 sq km
approximately 1.8 times the size of the US

Government
Federation

Money
Russian ruble (RUR)

Climate
ranges from steppes in the south through humid continental in much of European Russia;
subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north; winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia; summers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast

Language
Russian, many minority languages

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