Russia
English: Russia

Russian Federation

  • Росси́йская Федера́ция (Russian)
  • Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
Coat of arms
Anthem: 
"Государственный гимн
Российской Федерации"

(tr.) "Gosudarstvenny gimn
Rossiyskoy Federatsii"

"State Anthem of the Russian Federation"
Location of Russia including Crimea (green)[note 1]
Location of Russia including Crimea (green)[note 1]
Capital
and largest city
Moscow
55°45′N 37°37′E / 55°45′N 37°37′E / 55.750; 37.617
Official language
and national language
Russian
Recognised national languagesSee Languages of Russia
Ethnic groups
(2010)
  • 81.0% Russian
  • 3.7% Tatar
  • 1.4% Ukrainian
  • 1.2% Armenian
  • 1.1% Bashkir
  • 1.0% Chuvash
  • 11.0% others / unspecified
Religion
See Religion in Russia
Demonym(s)Russian
GovernmentFederal dominant-party semi-presidential constitutional republic[2]
• President
Vladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
• Chairman of the Federation Council
Valentina Matviyenko
• Chairman of the State Duma
Vyacheslav Volodin
LegislatureFederal Assembly
Federation Council
State Duma
Formation
• Arrival
of Rurik[3]
862
• Kievan Rus'
formed
882
• Moscow becomes the Grand Duchy
1283
• Tsardom
proclaimed
16 January 1547
• Empire
proclaimed
22 October 1721
• Republic
proclaimed
14 September 1917
7 November 1917
• Soviet Union
formed
30 December 1922
• reform
12 June 1990
• Accords
8 December 1991[a]
26 December 1991[b]
• constitution
12 December 1993
• Union State with
Belarus formed
2 April 1996
Area
• Total
17,098,246 km2 (6,601,670 sq mi)[4] (without Crimea)[note 2] (1st)
• Water (%)
13[6] (including swamps)
Population
• 2019 estimate
Increase146,793,744
(including Crimea)[7] (9th)
• Density
8.4/km2 (21.8/sq mi) (225th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$4.357 trillion[8] (6th)
• Per capita
$30,284[8] (49th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.610 trillion[8] (11th)
• Per capita
$11,191[8] (60th)
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 37.7[9]
medium · 98th
HDI (2017)Increase 0.816[10]
very high · 49th
CurrencyRussian ruble (₽) (RUB)
Time zoneUTC+2 to +12
Date formatdd.mm.yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+7
ISO 3166 codeRU
Internet TLD
Map of Russia

Russia (Russian: Россия), officially called the Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация)[11] is a country that is in Eastern Europe and in North Asia. It is the largest country in the world by land area. About 142.9 million people live in Russia according to the 2010 census. The capital city of Russia is Moscow, and the official language is Russian.

Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has borders over water with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, and the United States by the Bering Strait.

Russia is a very large and diverse country. From 1923 to 1991, it used to be the main part of the Soviet Union. It was a country based on Communism, but today its government is a federal semi-presidential republic. It has elements of democracy. The President is chosen by direct election, but challenging candidates do not have access to the mass media, and so have almost no chance of winning.[12] Its current President is Vladimir Putin. The President rules the country, and the Russian Parliament plays a secondary role.

Russia has 85 regional parliaments, and the presidents of these areas are very rarely ever displaced in an election. As a typical example, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov was President of the Republic of Kalmykia in the Russian Federation from 1993 to 2010. Such a long tenure is not unusual in Russia, and suggests that the electoral system is heavily biased to keep incumbents in power.[13]

Size and resources

At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's eighth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Russia produces a lot of energy made from oil and natural gas.[14]

Extending from eastern Europe across the whole of northern Asia, Russia spans nine time zones and has a wide range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world's largest reserves of mineral and energy resources,[15] and is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world.[16][17] Russia has the world's largest forest reserves,[18][19] and its lakes contain about one-quarter of the world's fresh water.[20]

Other Languages
Acèh: Rusia
Адыгэбзэ: Урысей
адыгабзэ: Урысые
Afrikaans: Rusland
Akan: Rɔhyea
Alemannisch: Russland
አማርኛ: ሩሲያ
Ænglisc: Russland
Аҧсшәа: Урыстәыла
العربية: روسيا
aragonés: Rusia
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܪܘܣܝܐ
armãneashti: Arusia
arpetan: Russie
অসমীয়া: ৰাছিয়া
asturianu: Rusia
Avañe'ẽ: Rrúsia
Aymar aru: Rusiya
azərbaycanca: Rusiya
تۆرکجه: روسیه
bamanankan: Risila
বাংলা: রাশিয়া
Banjar: Rusia
Bân-lâm-gú: Lō͘-se-a
Basa Banyumasan: Rusia
беларуская: Расія
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Расея
भोजपुरी: रूस
Bikol Central: Rusya
Bislama: Rusia
български: Русия
Boarisch: Russland
བོད་ཡིག: ཨུ་རུ་སུ།
bosanski: Rusija
brezhoneg: Rusia
català: Rússia
Cebuano: Rusya
čeština: Rusko
Chamoru: Russia
Chavacano de Zamboanga: Rusia
Chi-Chewa: Russia
chiTumbuka: Russia
corsu: Russia
Cymraeg: Rwsia
dansk: Rusland
davvisámegiella: Ruošša
Deitsch: Russland
Deutsch: Russland
ދިވެހިބަސް: ރޫސީވިލާތް
dolnoserbski: Rusojska
डोटेली: रूस
eesti: Venemaa
Ελληνικά: Ρωσία
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Rossia
English: Russia
español: Rusia
Esperanto: Rusio
estremeñu: Russia
euskara: Errusia
eʋegbe: Russia
فارسی: روسیه
Fiji Hindi: Russia
føroyskt: Russland
français: Russie
Frysk: Ruslân
Fulfulde: Roosiya
furlan: Russie
Gaeilge: An Rúis
Gaelg: Yn Roosh
Gagauz: Rusiya
Gàidhlig: An Ruis
galego: Rusia
ГӀалгӀай: Россе Федераци
贛語: 俄羅斯
Gĩkũyũ: Racia
گیلکی: رۊسیه
ગુજરાતી: રશિયા
𐌲𐌿𐍄𐌹𐍃𐌺: 𐍂𐌿𐍃𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌽𐌳
गोंयची कोंकणी / Gõychi Konknni: रूस
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Ngò-lò-sṳ̂
한국어: 러시아
Hausa: Rasha
Hawaiʻi: Rūsia
հայերեն: Ռուսաստան
Արեւմտահայերէն: Ռուսիա
हिन्दी: रूस
hornjoserbsce: Ruska
hrvatski: Rusija
Ido: Rusia
Ilokano: Rusia
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: রাশিয়া
Bahasa Indonesia: Rusia
interlingua: Russia
Interlingue: Russia
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐅᓛᓴ
Iñupiak: Russia
Ирон: Уæрæсе
isiXhosa: IRashiya
isiZulu: IRashiya
íslenska: Rússland
italiano: Russia
עברית: רוסיה
Jawa: Ruslan
Kabɩyɛ: Ruusii
kalaallisut: Ruslandi
ಕನ್ನಡ: ರಷ್ಯಾ
Kapampangan: Rusia
къарачай-малкъар: Россия Федерация
ქართული: რუსეთი
कॉशुर / کٲشُر: روٗس
kaszëbsczi: Ruskô
қазақша: Ресей
kernowek: Russi
Kinyarwanda: Uburusiya
Kirundi: Uburusiya
Kiswahili: Urusi
коми: Рочму
Kongo: Rusia
Kreyòl ayisyen: Risi
kurdî: Rûsya
Кыргызча: Орусия
кырык мары: Россий
Ladino: Rusia
лакку: Аьрасат
لۊری شومالی: رۊسیٱ
latgaļu: Krīveja
Latina: Russia
latviešu: Krievija
Lëtzebuergesch: Russland
лезги: Урусат
lietuvių: Rusija
Ligure: Ruscia
Limburgs: Róslandj
lingála: Rusí
Lingua Franca Nova: Rusia
Livvinkarjala: Ven'a
la .lojban.: rukygu'e
Luganda: Rwasha
lumbaart: Rüssia
magyar: Oroszország
मैथिली: रूस
македонски: Русија
Malagasy: Rosia
മലയാളം: റഷ്യ
Malti: Russja
Māori: Rūhia
मराठी: रशिया
მარგალური: რუსეთი
مصرى: روسيا
مازِرونی: روسیه
Bahasa Melayu: Rusia
Minangkabau: Rusia
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Ngò̤-lò̤-sṳ̆
Mirandés: Rússia
мокшень: Рузмастор
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ရုရှားနိုင်ငံ
Nāhuatl: Rusia
Dorerin Naoero: Ratsiya
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Rusi
Nederlands: Rusland
Nedersaksies: Ruslaand
नेपाली: रुस
नेपाल भाषा: रुस
日本語: ロシア
Napulitano: Russia
нохчийн: Росси
Nordfriisk: Ruslun
Norfuk / Pitkern: Rusha
norsk: Russland
norsk nynorsk: Russland
Nouormand: Russie
Novial: Rusia
occitan: Russia
олык марий: Россий
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଋଷିଆ
Oromoo: Raashiyaa
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Rossiya
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਰੂਸ
पालि: रूस
Pälzisch: Russland
Pangasinan: Rusia
پنجابی: روس
Papiamentu: Rusia
پښتو: روسیه
Patois: Rosha
Перем Коми: Рочму
ភាសាខ្មែរ: រុស្ស៊ី
Picard: Russie
Piemontèis: Russia
Tok Pisin: Rasia
Plattdüütsch: Russland
polski: Rosja
Ποντιακά: Ρουσία
português: Rússia
Qaraqalpaqsha: Rossiya
qırımtatarca: Rusiye
reo tahiti: Rūtia
română: Rusia
romani čhib: Rusiya
rumantsch: Russia
Runa Simi: Rusya
русиньскый: Росія
русский: Россия
саха тыла: Арассыыйа
ᱥᱟᱱᱛᱟᱲᱤ: ᱨᱟᱥᱤᱭᱟ
Gagana Samoa: Rusia
संस्कृतम्: रास्या
Sängö: Rusïi
sardu: Rùssia
Scots: Roushie
Seeltersk: Ruslound
Sesotho: Rashea
Sesotho sa Leboa: Russia
Setswana: Russia
shqip: Rusia
sicilianu: Russia
සිංහල: රුසියාව
سنڌي: روس
SiSwati: IRashiya
slovenčina: Rusko
slovenščina: Rusija
словѣньскъ / ⰔⰎⰑⰂⰡⰐⰠⰔⰍⰟ: Рѡсїꙗ
ślůnski: Rusyjo
Soomaaliga: Ruushka
کوردی: ڕووسیا
Sranantongo: Rusland
српски / srpski: Русија
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Rusija
Sunda: Rusia
suomi: Venäjä
svenska: Ryssland
Tagalog: Rusya
தமிழ்: உருசியா
Taqbaylit: Rusya
tarandíne: Russie
татарча/tatarça: Русия
తెలుగు: రష్యా
tetun: Rúsia
ትግርኛ: ራሻ
тоҷикӣ: Русия
lea faka-Tonga: Lūsia
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᏲᏂᎢ
Tsetsêhestâhese: Russia
Tshivenda: Rashia
ತುಳು: ರಷ್ಯಾ
Türkçe: Rusya
Türkmençe: Russiýa
Twi: Rɔhyia
тыва дыл: Россия
Thuɔŋjäŋ: Ruccia
удмурт: Россия
ᨅᨔ ᨕᨘᨁᨗ: Russia
українська: Росія
اردو: روس
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: روسىيە
Vahcuengh: Ngozlozswh
vèneto: Rusia
vepsän kel’: Venäma
Tiếng Việt: Nga
Volapük: Rusän
Võro: Vinnemaa
walon: Rûsseye
文言: 俄羅斯
West-Vlams: Rusland
Winaray: Rusya
Wolof: Riisi
吴语: 俄罗斯
Xitsonga: Rhaxiya
ייִדיש: רוסלאנד
Yorùbá: Rọ́síà
粵語: 俄羅斯
Zazaki: Rusya
Zeêuws: Rusland
žemaitėška: Rosėjė
中文: 俄罗斯