General information about Russia
Russia. General Information: Geopolitical Situation, Structure, Cities
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.
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: 17 098.242 thousand square kilometres
Population: About 143.800 million people.
Official language: Russian
Religion: Christianity (Orthodox)
Monetary Unit: Ruble