2014 Sochi Olympics

All About Russia

Learn facts about the world's largest country

January 10, 2014

The Black Sea resort city of Sochi, Russia, will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games


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

Visit Around the World: Russia to take a virtual tour, learn about the country's history, and more.

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