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Россия

transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Russia is the largest country of the world in area. It lies partly in eastern Europe and partly in northern Asia.

Word "Russia" in Cyrillic script
Russia 
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transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia
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Instance of sovereign state (12 June 1990),
secular state,
legal state,
social state,
great power,
country
Part of Post-Soviet states
Named after
  • Kyivska Rus'
Location Eurasia, Russia
Capital
Basic form of government
  • representative democracy
  • federal republic
  • semi-presidential system (Constitution of Russia, 25 December 1993)
Legislative body
Executive body
  • Government of the Rusiam (25 December 1993, Prime Minister of Russia, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, federal minister of Russia)
Highest judicial authority
  • Constitutional Court of Russia (1991)
  • Supreme Court of Russia (1991)
Official language
Anthem
Currency
Head of state
  • Vladimir Putin (Russian presidential election, 2012, 7 May 2012, President of Russia)
Head of government
Inception 25 December 1991 / 26 December 1991
Significant event
Population
  • 146,804,372 (1 January 2017)
Area
  • 17,075,400 ±1 square kilometre
  • 17,125,191 square kilometre
  • 17,125,200 square kilometre
Follows
Top-level Internet domain
  • .ru
  • .рф (13 May 2010)
  • .рус
official website
Authority control
VIAF ID: 168830626
GND ID: 4076899-5
OSM relation ID: 60189
Wikidata

56° 00′ 00″ N, 38° 00′ 00″ E

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Selected maps are included in the   Wikimedia Atlas of Russia .


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