Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning
, sharing land borders with
to the west, Georgia and
to the southwest, and
to the east and much of the south.
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Moscow is the 860 year-old capital of the Russian Federation. A truly iconic, global city, Moscow has played a central role in the development of the Russian state and indeed the world.
Saint Petersburg, known as Petrograd in 1914-1924 and Leningrad in 1924-1991, is the second largest city of Russia, with 5 million inhabitants, and the former capital of the Russian Empire.
Sochi is one of the southernmost places of Russia and the second-largest city of
, with a population of 415,000.
Central Russia is located in the country's extreme west, but it casts the main role in Russian history and economics.
Northwestern Russia is a region of Russia stretching from the major population center of
on the Baltic Sea to vast, remote, and empty lands above the Arctic Circle.
Russian Far East
Far Eastern Russia is the easternmost part of Russia, comprising its Pacific Ocean islands, coastline and a swathe of eastern Siberia.
Siberia is a region in Russia.
With an area of nearly 10 million Siberia is vast.
Southern Russia is a region in Russia bordering the country's
Regions to the north,
and the Caspian Sea to the east,
and Georgia to the south, the Black Sea and
to the west.
The Volga Region, is the large region of Russia in the Volga Basin, centered along the Volga River.
The Urals is a common geographical name of the area of Russia around the Ural Mountains.
Chernozem is the exceptionally fertile "Black Earth" belt in European Russia along the border with
, famous for its rich, deep, black soil.
Kaliningrad Oblast (Russian: Калинингра́дская о́бласть is Russia's only oblast that is removed from the rest of Russia.
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