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Russian Federation:

see RussiaRussia,
officially the Russian Federation,
Rus. Rossiya, republic (2005 est. pop. 143,420,000), 6,591,100 sq mi (17,070,949 sq km). The country is bounded by Norway and Finland in the northwest; by Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, and Ukraine in the west; by Georgia
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Russian Federation

Official name: Russian Federation

Capital city: Moscow Internet country code: .ru

Flag description: Three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red

National anthem: lyrics from poem by Sergey Mikhalkov, music by Alexander Alexandrov

National symbol: Two-headed eagle

Geographical description: Northern Asia (the area west of the Urals is considered part of Europe), bordering the Arctic Ocean, between Europe and the North Pacific Ocean

Total area: 6.5 million sq. mi. (17 million sq. km.)

Climate: Ranges from steppes in the south through humid continental in much of European Russia; subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north; winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia; sum­mers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast

Nationality: noun: Russian(s); adjective: Russian

Population: 141,377,752 (July 2007 CIA est.)

Ethnic groups: Russian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1%

Languages spoken: Russian, many minority languages

Religions: Russian Orthodox, Islam, Judaism, Roman Catholicism, Protestant, Buddhist

Legal Holidays:

Independence DayJun 12
International Women's DayMar 8
New Year's holidayJan 1
Protector of Motherland DayFeb 23
Russian Orthodox ChristmasJan 7
Spring and Labor DayMay 1
Unity DayNov 4
Victory DayMay 9
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