Russia (Russian: Россия, Rossiya, Russian pronunciation: [rɐˈsʲijə]), or the Russian Federation,[c] is a country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world, covering 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia extends across eleven time zones, and has borders with sixteen sovereign nations. It has a population of 146.2 million; and is the most populous country in Europe, and the ninth-most populous country in the world. Moscow, the capital, is the largest city in Europe, while Saint Petersburg is the nation’s second-largest city and cultural centre. Russians are the largest Slavic and European nation; they speak Russian, the most spoken Slavic language, and the most spoken native language in Europe. Russia is a potential superpower; with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. It is ranked very high in the Human Development Index, with a universal healthcare system, and a free university education. Russia’s economy is the world’s eleventh-largest by nominal GDP and the sixth-largest by PPP. It is a recognised nuclear-weapons state, possessing the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. Russia’s extensive mineral and energy resources are the world’s largest, and it is one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, a member of the G20, the SCO, the Council of Europe, the APEC, the OSCE, the IIB and the WTO, as well as the leading member of the CIS, the CSTO, and the EAEU. Russia is also home to the ninth-greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Armed force of Russian
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,[a] commonly known as the Russian Armed Forces, are the military forces of the Russian Federation. They are divided into the Ground Forces, Navy, and Aerospace Forces. There are also two independent arms of service: Strategic Missile Troops and the Airborne Troops. Under the federal law of Russia, the Russian Armed Forces, along with the Federal Security Service (FSB)’s Border Troops, the National Guard, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), the Federal Protective Service (FSO), the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), the Main Directorate of the General Staff (GRU) and the Ministry of Emergency Situations (EMERCOM)’s civil defence form Russia’s military services; and are under direct control of the Security Council of Russia.
Founded1721 (Imperial Russian Army)
15 January 1918 (Red Army)
25 February 1946 (Soviet Armed Forces)Current form7 May 1992Service branches
Russian Ground Forces
Russian Aerospace Forces
Russian Air Force
Russian Space Forces
Russian Airborne Forces
Russian Strategic Missile Forces
Russian Special Operations ForcesHeadquartersMinistry of Defence, Khamovniki District, MoscowLeadershipSupreme Commander-in-Chief
President Vladimir PutinMinister of Defence
Gen. Sergey ShoyguChief of the General Staf Gen….
Culture of Russia
The culture of the Russians, along with the cultures of many other minority ethnic groups in the country—has a long tradition of achievement in many fields, especially when it comes to literature, folk dancing, philosophy, classical music, traditional folk-music, ballet, architecture, painting, cinema, animation and
Beautiful place in russia
Lake Kardyvach. Sandwiched between three mountain tops and fertile alpine meadows, Lake Kardyvach’s beauty is topped off by cascading waterfalls. Olkhon Island. Ussuri Bay. Sergiyev Posad. Ruskeala. Krasnaya Polyana. The Solovki Islands. Dargavs.
Topography in russia
Most of Russia consists of two plains (the East European Plain and the West Siberian Plain), three lowlands (the North Siberian, the Central Yakutian and the East Siberian), two plateaus (the Central Siberian Plateau and the Lena Plateau), and two systems of mountainous areas (the East Siberian Mountains in far …
Constitution of russia
Russia’s constitution came into force on 25 December 1993, at the moment of its official publication, and abolished the Soviet system of government. The current Constitution is the second most long-lived in the history of Russia, behind the Constitution of 1936.
Chambers: Bicameral; (Federal Assembly: Federation Council, State Duma)
Signatories: Constitutional referendum by the citizens of Russia
System: Federal semi-presidential; constitutional republic
Jurisdiction: Russian Federation