Main Facts Official name : Russian Federation Area : 17.1 million square kilometres Population : 140 million people Number of neighbours : 16 countries Head of state : president Currency : Russian rouble (RUB) Climate : Average temperature in summer : +15 Average temperature in winter : -19
Russia is not only a developed state. It is also a country with a various nature. Russia is famous for the forests of Siberia, for Lake Baikal, for Lake Baikal, for mountain Elbrus etc.
Russia is very rich in natural resources. Our country produces oil, gas, coal, diamond, peat etc.
We could be proud not only of Russian nature, but also of cities in our country. Old towns of the Golden Ring such as Suzdal, Vladimir, Pereslavl-Zalessky are the masterpieces of architecture.
Russia has two main cities. Moscow Moscow is a capital of the Russian Federation. The city was founded in 1147 by Yuri Dolgorukiy. Moscow has a population of 10,5 million people. Saint-Petersburg Saint-Petersburg is a cultural capital of the Russian federation. It was founded in 1703 by Peter I. The city has a population of 5 million people.
Russia has a lot of symbols as other countries. Symbols of Russia are the balalaika, the earflapped fur hat, the samovar, the Russian dolls etc.
Russia is a multi-national country. Many nations live there: Russians, Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Tatars, Udmurts, Buryats, Nenets etc.
Russia is a very attractive country with a great history and with an excellent culture. If you visit it once, you will remember this trip for all your life. Fyodor Tyutchev said: You will not grasp her with your mind Or cover with a common label, For Russia is one of a kind – Believe in her, if you are able...You will not grasp her with your mind Or cover with a common label, For Russia is one of a kind – Believe in her, if you are able...