Russia is the largest country in the world. The Russian Federation has an area of 17 098 242 square kilometers, equivalent to ninth of the planet's mainland, with a wide variety of reliefs and natural environments. Its capital is Moscow. It is a semipresidentialist republic, formed by 85 federal subjects, is the ninth country by population having 146 020 000 people. It occupies all of North Asia and around 40% of Europe (mainly Eastern Europe). In Russia there are eleven time zones, Russia has the largest unexploited reserves of energy and minerals in the world and is considered the greatest energy superpower. It has the largest reserves of forest resources and a quarter of the world's unfrozen freshwater. Its economy has one of the largest growths in the world. It is the eighth country by nominal GDP or the sixth by GDP PPA.
Largest cities in Russia
1°- Moscow 2°- Saint Petersburg
3°- Novosibirsk 4°- Yekaterinburg
5°- Nizhny Novgorod 6°- Samara
7°- Omsk 8°- Kazan
9°- Chelyabinsk 10°- Rostov-on-Don