Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern Asia, sharing land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine to the west, Georgia and Azerbaijan to the southwest, and Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, North Korea to the east and much of the south.

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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.

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.

The Moscow Outskirts is in Moscow include areas from Moscow's 3rd Ring to Moscow Ring Road All airports are out of Central Moscow.

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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 Leningrad Oblast on the Baltic Sea to vast, remote, and empty lands above the Arctic Circle.

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. Western Siberia Krasnoyarsk Krai Eastern Siberia With an area of nearly 10 million Siberia is vast.

Southern Russia is a region in Russia bordering the country's Central and Volga Regions to the north, Kazakhstan and the Caspian Sea to the east, Azerbaijan and Georgia to the south, the Black Sea and Ukraine 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 Ukraine, 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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