Russia (Россия, Rossiya ), officially the Russian Federation (Российская Федерация, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya ) is a country in northern Eurasia.
Russia is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects (provinces).
Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea.
Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than a ninth of the Earth's land area with 17,075,400 sq km (6,592,800 sq miles).
Russia is the ninth most populous nation in the world with 142 million people.
It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 11 time zones
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Russia is a vast country spanning 11 time zones: European Russia (including Moscow & St Petersburg) and Asiatic Russia (from the Urals to Siberia)
All Russian cities Time Zones are specified relative to Moscow Time:
The official language of Russia is Russian.