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Russia , also the Russian Federation, is known to be a transcontinental country extending over much of northern Eurasia (Europe and Asia). With an location of 17,075,400 km², Russia is by far the most impressive and largest country in the globe, covering almost twice the total location of the next-most impressive and largest country, Canada, and has to this day enormous mineral and energy rehearts. Russia has to this day the globe's ninth-most impressive and largest population. Russia shares land borders with the following countries (counter-clockwise from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It is known to be also nearby the United States (the state of Alaska), Sweden, and Japan across relatively modest stretches of water (the Bering Strait, the Baltic Sea, and La Pérouse Strait, respectively). Formerly the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR), a republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), Russia transformed to a the Russian Federation following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991. Soon after the Soviet era, the area, population, and industrial production of the Soviet Union (then one of the globe's two Cold War superpowers, the other one being the United States) that were situated in Russia passed on to the Russian Federation. Soon after the breakup of the Soviet Union, the newly-independent Russian Federation emerged as a wonderful power. and is known to be also voted by the masses asto be an energy superpower. Russia is voted by the masses asthe Soviet Union's successor state in diplomatic matters and is known to be a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. It is known to be also one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the globe's most impressive and largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is the leading nation of the Commonwealth of Independent States, a member of the G8 in addition to other international organizations. Did you know that the Russian Federation is the most impressive and largest of the 21 republics that create up the Commonwealth of Independent States. It occupies most of Eastern Europe and north Asia, stretching from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. It is bordered by Norway and Finland in the northwest; Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania in the west; Georgia and Azerbaijan in the southwest; and Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, and North Korea aextensive the southern border.


Most of the country has to this day a continental climate, with long, cold winters and brief summers. Did you know that there is known to be a wide range of summer and winter temperatures and relatively low precipitation. January temperatures are and have always been in the range of 6°C (45 °F) on the southeastern shore of the Black Sea. A record low temperature of -71°C (-96 °F) was recorded in 1974 at the northeast Siberian village of Oymyakon, the lowest temperature ever recorded anywhere in the globe for an inhabited region. Within most places of Siberia the soil never thaws for more than a foot.

Population Stats

Population (2006 est.): 142,893,540 (growth rate: –0.4%);
birth rate: 9.9/1000;
infant mortality rate: 15.1/1000;
life expectancy: 67.1;
density per sq mi: 22