Lets have an Introduction to What is Russia!
From Russian Empire, Russian Republic, Soviet Russia and Soviet Union to the current time. This country has passed through many historical phases of regional and political developments.
Today's’ Russia, is the largest country of the world with the area of 17.1 million km². It emerged on the map of the world on 26 December 1991 with its official name as Russian Federation.
Population of Russia
Russia has a total population of nearly 144 million people. Mostly the community is Russian. Ukrainian , Tatar, Bashkirs and Chechens are the main ethnic races in the country.
Federal Subjects of Russia
Cities of Russia
This huge country has a total number 1100 cities ( 2010 Data). Moscow is the capital city. The city is heavily populated with more than 11 million people. It is the main economic, business, educational and tourist center of the country.
St. Petersburg is the next main city from economic perspective. It is the main port city and trading center of Russia.
Novosibirsk is also famous for its educational research and developments in Russian Federation .
Language of Russia
The official language is Russian. More than 80% of people speak Russian. There is also a long list of regional languages spoken here. European and Asians have offered a great mix to the languages of Russian people.
There are more than 100 regional languages spoken in Russian Federation. Most common ones are Tatar ( Spoken by nearly 6,500,000 people) , Ukrainian (Spoken by nearly 1,300,000 people)
Religion of Russia
Most of the people follow Orthodox Christianity. Around 40% are Christians . Muslims are next in the count, around 6.5% of total population. Nearly 4% people are Christians. However 25% of Russians are Atheists.
Currency of Russia
Local currency of Russia is Ruble. Ruble is the currency of some other countries as well. But because of the strong economy of Russian Federation, Ruble also has a strong standing in global market. Russian Kopeks is its denomination. 100 Kopeks make 1 Russian Ruble.
Climate of Russia
Russian climate is highly variant. However, the country is very much famous for its cold temperature. In the peak winters, the temperatures even go to 60C to 70 C below the freezing point. Yakutsk is the coldest populated city of the world.
Economy of Russia
Russian Federation has gained the status one of the most powerful economies in the world standing at the 8th place. The economy of Russia is quickly strengthening to beat United Sates, China Japan and Germany in this Race.
Trade Market of Russia
Russian Federation has established its trading market mainly in European Union China , Japan , Germany, France and Korea. Their main exports of Petroleum, Natural Gas and heavy machines and armories.
Tourism in Russia
Tourism is one the main player in Russian economy. Russia has 23 UNESCO heritage sites. Moscow and St. Petersburg are having the most visited tourist attraction of Russia. In 2012, the travel industry contributed RUB 860 billion to the GDP and created a million of work opportunities.
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