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Facts about Russia

Full name: Russian Federation
Population: 143 million (Rosstat, 2013) 
Capital: Moscow

Political system: Federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. 

Area: 17 098 246 sq km (6,592,800 sq miles) 

Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait.

Russia spans nine time zones.

Major language: Russian
Major religions: Christianity, Islam
Life expectancy: 61.8 years (men), 74 years (women) (2009)
Monetary unit: 1 rouble = 100 kopeeks 
Internet domain: .ru .su .рф

International dialling code: +7

Russian Basic Indicators

The Russian economy ranking as the eighth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources, the largest reserves in the world

GDP (PPP) 2012 estimate
 - Total $2.513 trillion 
 - Per capita $17,709 
GDP (nominal) 2012 estimate
 - Total $2.022 trillion
 - Per capita $14,247

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