Russia Country Profile

Capital: Moscow

Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB)

Travel Advice: Russia Travel Advice

Visas: Russia Visa Information

Vaccinations: Russia Vaccination Information

The Russian Federation is a transcontinental country situated in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the world’s largest country by area. It covers an eighth of the total inhabited land area on earth. It is bordered by 16 countries and goes across 11 time zones.

Russia recorded a population of 144.5 million in 2018 and covers an area of 17.1 million km2.

The capital city is Moscow. It is the political, educational, cultural, scientific and industrial centre and the most populated city in the country.

Its main landmark is Kremlin a facility where the president resides and preserves the tsarist treasures in the Armoury. Other major cities are Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.

The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (commonly known as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood) is illuminated at night in St. Petersburg,

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