Russia stretches across Eastern Europe and Northern Asia and is the largest country on earth in terms of area, covering one-eighth of the earth's habitable surface. It borders fourteen states and has a population of over 147 million people. The capital is Moscow, Saint Petersburg is the cultural center of the country. Russia has a rich history ranging from the founding of Kievan Rus in the 9th century, the emergence of the Tsarist Empire, the October Revolution in 1917, the founding of the Soviet Union, the Cold War, and the present-day Russian Federation. Russia's major landmarks include Red Square and the Kremlin in Moscow, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Lake Baikal, and the Golden Ring, a group of historic cities northeast of Moscow.
Country data Russia
Russia at a glance
|Currency||Russian Ruble (RUB)|
|Neighboring countries||Georgia, People’s Republic of China, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Finland, Mongolia, Norway, Azerbaijan und North Korea|
Country borders and location of the capital