Russia - is the largest state
Area - 17075,5 thousand sq. km
Capital - Moscow
Largest cities: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Samara, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Ufa, Perm.
Language: Russian and some other languages
The state structure: is a Federal State with republican form of government
The head of the state: is the President elected for a 4-year term
Demography: 146,3 million of people live in Russia (data of 2000), 68.854.000 - men & 78.377.000 - women. There are more than 100 nationalities living in Russia.
Religion: Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism & others.
Russia is the largest state in area extent of 17075,5 thousand sq. km. There are 1030 cities, 2153 settlements of city type (1.1.1983). It is located in the Eastern part of Europe and Northern part of Asia. Russia borders on Korea, Chinese People's Republic, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Finland and Norway. Capital of the state is Moscow.
The largest cities are Moscow (9.408.100 people), Saint-Petersburg (4.436.700 people), Samara (1.223.000), Omsk (1.161.000), Chelyabinsk (1.125.000), Kazan (1.092.000), Ufa (1.092.000), Perm (1.086.000).The state language is Russian, there are also some other languages, depending on the region.The state structure is a Federal State with republican form of government. The head of the state is the President elected for a 4-year term. The head of the government is the Prime-Minister.
Legislature is Federal Assembly (two-chamber parliament - State Duma & Council of Federation).146,3 million of people live in Russia (data of 2000), 68.854.000 - men & 78.377.000 - women.There are more than 100 nationalities living in Russia: Russian - 81,5%, Tatar - 3,8%, Ukrainian - 3%, Chuvash - 1,2%, Bashkir - 0,9%, Byelorussian - 0,8%, Mordvinian - 0,7%, German -0,6%, Chechen - 0,6%, Avar, Armenian, Jewish - in 0,4% & others.Currency - ruble (100 kopecks). In the circulation there are coins of 1, 2 & 5 rubles denomination, also bank notes of 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 & 1000 rubles.
Trade bar-code is 460-469.Religions: Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism & others.Russia is the country with centuries-old & full of events history & luxuriant culture.Some of architectural, historical & cultural monuments in the territory of Russia are included in the list of Universal Heritage Objects of UNESCO, including Moscow Kremlin & Red Square, historical center of Saint-Petersburg & palace & park complexes of its suburbs, historical monuments of Novgorod, historical & cultural complex of Solovetskie Islands, whitestone monuments of
Vladiir-Suzd l land & cities of 'Russian Golden Ring', Boris & Gleb Church in Kideksha, Troitse-Sergieva Lavra in Sergiev Posad, Ascension Church in Kolomenskoye, State Historical Architectural & Ethnographic Museum-Reserve 'Kizhi', Kazan Kremlin & others.Russian territory is very vast so there are a lot of native zones that are very multifarious: Ladozhskoye & Onezhskoye Lakes, the deepest in the world Baikal Lake, relict Siberian taiga, beautiful mountain systems of Caucasus & Altai, volcanos & geysers of Kamchatka, reserve Meshera forests, marvelous lacustrine land of Karelia, Sayany, Valdai Hills, Volga & Akhtuba, ancient Ural mountains, great Siberian rivers, resort Black Sea coast & with adjacent Caucasian spurs, inclement Russian North & so many others! The country is the most excellent place for having active rest because of plenty of rivers, lakes, mountain systems & luxuriant nature.You'll find so many interesting things to see in our historical places - Moscow, Novgorod, Borodino, Veliky Rostov, Smolensk, Pskov, Tula, Ryazan, Orel, Volgograd, a lot of cities in Siberia as well as in other places of our Great Country!
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