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Population - 141,887,500 people ( as of 1 January 2009), and 79 , 3% of the population lives in European Russia (Central Federal District South Federal District , North- West Federal District , Volga Federal District) , in the Asian part of Russia (Siberia , Far East Federal District and the Tyumen region,administratively divided by the Ural Federal District) - 20, 7%;

Московские купола

Russia - a country located in Eurasia. The largest country in the world by area ( 17,075,400 km ² or 11.46% (1 / 9), the total area of ​​Earth's land , or 12.65% (1 / man inhabited the land, which is almost twice more than the second-ranked Canada). Russia is currently ranked ninth in the world on this indicator.Most of the population lives in urban areas - 73.1 %. Russian constitute 79.83 % of the population . The official language of Russia - Russian.

Разводные моста Санкт-Петербурга

It shares borders with 18 countries (the largest in the world) .The land border with the following countries : Norway, Finland , Estonia, Latvia , Lithuania, Poland , Belarus, Ukraine , Abkhazia, Georgia , South Ossetia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China , Mongolia, North Korea , on the sea borders with Japan and the USA.


After the collapse of the Soviet Union in late 1991, the Russian Federation was recognized by the international community as the successor State of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic and took his seat in the UN Security Council. A member of such international organizations as UN, the CIS, the CAC , the CSTO, SCO, APEC , and others.


, Russia has the world's largest mineral and energy resources. She also has the world's largest reserves of forests and lakes, containing about one-quarter of the world's unfrozen fresh water.


The Russian capital - Moscow .In total there are 11 Russian cities with populations over 1 million people in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk , Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Omsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk , Rostov -on-Don , Ufa.




For all his rather big story of Russian cuisine absorbed and recycled cooking traditions of different peoples.

The most famous national dishes - soup , borscht , ear, rassolnik, botvinya and beetroot . Most vividly characterize the Russian food pancakes, thistle , hash and dumplings.

Русская тройка-символ России

From the dessert sweet pastry known : cakes , cookies, and jams and honey.1) vegetables (carrots and cucumbers) , cooked in honey, but not on an open fire and a water bath , a finished product (Russian candied fruit ) was made transparent and remained somewhat elastic consistency , 2) crushed berries ( cranberry , mountain ash, raspberry ) dried in heated oven in the form of cakes , were used as snacks to drinkspartly - as a folk medicine against colds and beriberi , and 3) in the Russian oven -dried pieces of carrots or beets - parenki ,Specifically Russian type of sweets, now quite forgotten :Traditional Russian cuisine desserts are baked apples and other fruits and berries baked .

Despite popular opinion , vodka is not a traditional Russian drink. It was delivered to Russia from Italy at the turn of the XIV century . and has long been banned.


Useful information.


Emergency Phones :.

single SOS- 112,

Fire -01,

The Police -02,

Ambulance -03,

Gorgaz -04.