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Russia

Welcome to Russia, the largest country in the world! Russia's landscape and natural resources are as rich as its dynamic past. Read more to learn more about Russia's unique treasures and culture, as well as its important role in world history.

What do you know about Russia? Learn all about its land, products and cultures.

 

Official name: Russian Federation

 

Size: 6,601,668 square miles (17,098,242 square kilometers); the largest country in the world, and nearly double the size of the United States

 

Population:  142,500,482 as of 2013

 

Capital: Moscow

 

Official language: Russian. There are more than 100 other languages and dialects spoken.

 

Currency: Russian ruble (RUR)

 

Climate: Cold winters; mild summers; frigid in the Arctic regions

 

Products: Coal, gas, oil, chemicals, metals, timber, furs; vehicles, aircraft, weapons, machinery; beef, grain, beets

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