Russia. General Information: Geopolitical Situation, Structure, Cities
Russia is the largest country in the world. Its area is 17 075.5 thousand square km. This is 11.5% of the world's territory. 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.
Poitical System: Federal Republic
Head of State: The President
Head of Government: The Prime Minister
Legislature: Bicameral Parliament (State Duma and Federation Council)
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: 17 075,5 thousand square kilometres
Population: About 150 million people.
Official language: Russian
Religion: Christianity (Orthodox)
Monetary Unit: Ruble