Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in Eurasia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres, Russia is the largest cou…
Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in Eurasia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres, Russia is the largest country in the world by surface area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people at the end of March 2016. The European western part of the country is much more populated and urbanised than the eastern; about 77% of the population live in European Russia. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world; other major urban centers include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Ufa and Kazan.
- Founded: Dec 25, 1991
- Population: 144.34 million (2016)
- GDP: $1.56 trillion USD (2017)
- Area: 6.60 million sq miles (17.10 million km²)
- Calling code: 7
- President: Vladimir Putin