General information about Russia

Russia. General Information: Geopolitical Situation, Structure, Cities

Geopolitical Situation

Russia is the largest country in the world. Its area is 17 098.242 thousand square km. The state is located in eastern Europe and northern Asia.

From north to south the country stretches for over 4,000 km; from west to east – for almost 10,000 km. Russia borders on 16 countries. In the south-east - with North Korea (DPRK), in the south with China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia; in the south-west - with Ukraine, in the west with Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Norway; the Kaliningrad Region borders on Lithuania and Poland.

State Structure

Poitical System: Federal Republic

Head of State: The President

Head of Government: The Prime Minister

Legislature: Bicameral Parliament (State Duma and Federation Council)

Capital: Moscow

National Symbols: Flag and Emblem

Administrative Divisions: The Russian Federation consists of 89 equal subjects, including 22 republics, 50 regions, 10 districts, 6 territories and 2 federal cities - Moscow and St. Petersburg, one autonomous oblast and 10 autonomous counties. The entire territory is divided into 7 federal districts.

Area: 17 098.242 thousand square kilometres

Population: About 143.800 million people.

Official language: Russian

Religion: Christianity (Orthodox)

Monetary Unit: Ruble

Major cities:

Moscow
Saint-Petersburg
Novosibirsk
Nizhny Novgorod
Ekaterinburg
Samara
Omsk
Chelyabinsk
Kazan
Perm
Ufa
Rostov-on-Don
Volgograd