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
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