Russia is a multinational country where only 2% of the world's populations live, but there are more than 190 peoples.
  • 17,1
    million square kilometers
  • 144,3
    million of residents
  • 3800
    billion $ of GDP
The official state symbol along with the coat of arms and the anthem.
Coat of arms
The official state symbol
The official state symbol


A bear playing a balalaika under a branching cranberry is not quite right image of Russia. Ballet, space, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Tarkovsky, Gazprom, Putin, Baikal, Sochi, Crimea - these associations are much closer to modern Russia, Russia that is...

The largest country in the world, located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, the main part of the territory is lowlands and plains bordered by mountains - the Caucasus, Altai, Sayany, Sikhote-Alin. The highest volcano of Eurasia - Klyuchevskaya Sopka located in Russia along with the deepest lake of the planet Baikal. Only in Russia you can meet the highest difference between summer and winter temperatures which is 116 ° C, permafrost occupies 65% of the territory and the lowest temperature at the cold pole in Oymyakon was -71.2 ° C.

Russia is the Arctic deserts and tundra, taiga and steppes, mountains and deserts, 41 national parks and 103 nature reserves, modern cities with over a million inhabitants and vast areas of virgin wilderness.

Russia is a multinational country where only 2% of the world's population live, but more than 190 peoples. Russians make up about 81%. The majority of the population which is 73% live in big cities, 15 cities have population of more than 1 million people. As a result, for example, in Chukotka there are 14 square kilometers of territory per person.

The basis of Russian economy is industry (25% of GDP, 23% of employed). Another 10% of GDP is mining. Russia is one of the world leaders in the export of oil and oil products, timber and lumber, metals and fertilizers, newsprint and weapons.

Russia is a secular state, where the Constitution guarantees religion freedom and it is legally prohibited to demand from citizens the indication of their religious affiliation. According to some estimates, about 70% of the population is Orthodox, from 5 to 10% profess Islam; about 18% don’t confess any religion.

Russia is a country pursuing a multi-vector foreign policy, it is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, member of the Council of Europe and the OSCE, CSTO, SCO, BRICS.

You can learn more about the history, culture, traditions and modern life of the Russian Federation from TV BRICS programs!

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