Basic Information About Russia
Russia is home to 144 million people. Around 81% of the total population consists of ethnic Russian. The main minority ethnic groups are Tatar ,Ukrainian, Armenian, Bashkir, Chuvash and others.
2. Official Language
The official language is Russian.
Russia's official currency is the Russian ruble (currency code RUB). One Euro/US dollars is equal to roughly 80.7-73.8 RUB.
With a territory of 17,098,246 square kilometers, Russia is the largest country in the world. Russia is larger than the continents of Oceania, Europe and Antarctica. Russia stretches over a vast expanse of Eastern Europe and Northern Asia and is been bordered by 14 countries by land: Norway, Finland, Estonia, Letonia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and North Korea.
Russia has a vast variety of climate because of its enormous size. Most of Northern European Russia and Siberia between the Scandinavian Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean has a subarctic climate, with extremely severe winters in the inner regions of Northeast Siberia especially the Sakha Republic, where the Northern Pole of Cold is located. Russia has 4 different seasons.
6. Economy & Budget
Russia is an upper-middle income country with a mixed economy. Backpackers can survive with around $30 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $70 and $90 per day on average.
Moscow is the capital city of Russia with total population of 11 million.
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