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About the Russian Federation

Map is showing the Russian Federation, which came into existence on 25 December 1991, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The country, which is commonly known as Russia, is located partly in eastern Europe and partly in northern Asia, bordering the Arctic Ocean in north.
Russian Federation, is the new name of the country of what is left of the Soviet Union, after the breakaway of some of its republics.

Russia is bordered in west by Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Russia borders Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea in south. Additionally the country shares maritime borders with Sweden, Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait.

With an area of 17,098,242 km² the country is somewhat larger than twice the size of the contiguous United States, it is still the largest country in the world, covering more than 11% of Earth's inhabited areas.

Geography of Russia 

But vast regions of the country were uninhabited or uninhabitable. Russia is a country with a very low population density (8.5 people/km², compared Germany 226 people/km², USA about 33 people/km²). But still, Russia has a population of 144 million people (in 2015). Moscow is the capital and core of political power and the center of culture, and trade, St. Petersburg is the second largest city.
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Everything geographical of the Russian Federation is gigantic, about 7,500 km from its western borders at Kaliningrad Oblast to the the tip of Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East at the Bering Street, 11 of the world's 24 time zones, 21 national republics, 41 ethnic groups with more than 100,000 people (7 of them have more than 1 million), 37,653 km of coastline, 22,400 km of borders, and as already mentioned, it is the largest country in the world.

The Russian landscape offers a variety of regions. West of the Ural mountain range, which separates the Asian and European part of the country, lies the European Plain, with Moscow in the center. It is the most populous part of the country.

The Greater Caucasus Range in south west, between the southern Black Sea and the western coast of the Caspian Sea, forms Russia's border with Georgia. Within the Caucasus Mountains located is Mount Elbrus (Gora Elbrus), Europe's highest mountain at 5,642 m (18,510 ft) is also the highest peak in Russia.

East of the Ural Mountains lies the West Siberian Plain. The largest area of continuous lowlands in the world is bounded by the Kara Sea in north, by the Kazakh Uplands and the Altai Mountains in south and by the Yenisey River valley and the Central Siberian Plateau in east. Further east of Russia its getting mountainous, with the Stanovoy Mountains, Yablonovy Mountains, the Verkhoyansk Range, the Sikhote-Alin mountain range, the Kolyma Mountains, and the mountainous Kamchatka Peninsula with its coastline at the Bering Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk.

Depicted on the map is Russia with surrounding countries, international borders, main rivers, major cities, main roads, and railroads.

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Cities and towns in the Russian Federation:

Two Federal Cities:
Moscow and Saint Petersburg

Other major cities: Arkhangelsk, Chelyabinsk, Elista (capital of Kalmykia), Irkutsk, Izhevsk (capital of Udmurtia), Kazan (capital of Tatarstan), Khabarovsk, Kharkiv (Kharkov), Krasnodar (until 1920 Yekaterinodar), Krasnoyarsk, Makhachkala (capital of Dagestan), Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky), Novosibirsk, Omsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara (Kuybyshev), Saratov, Smolensk, Sochi, Stavropol (Tolyatti), Tomsk, Tyumen, Ufa (capital of Bashkortostan), Ulan-Ude (capital of Buryat-Mongolian ASSR), Ulyanovsk (formerly Simbirsk), Vladivostok, Volgograd, Voronezh, Yakutsk (capital of Yakut ASSR), Yaroslavl, Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg)

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