General info

Location

Eastern Europe, Northern Asia

Area

17 125 191 sq. km (10 641 100 sq. miles)

Neighbors

Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belorussia, Ukraine, Georgia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea, China, Japan (maritime border),  the US (maritime border).

Population

146, 8 million

Capital

Moscow (population 12,3 million)

Number of regions

85

Language

Russian

Political system

Federal Semi-Presidential Republic

Currency

Russian ruble (RUR)

Number of time zones

11

Local time zone

Kaliningrad (GMT +2)

Moscow (GMT +3)

Yekaterinburg (GMT +5)

Krasnoyarsk (GMT +7)

Vladivostok (GMT +10)

Kamchatka (GMT +12)

Number of climate zones

5

Temperature measuring scale

Celsius

System of measures

metric

International dialing code

+7