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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 (including the disputed regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia) and Azerbaijan …

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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.

Central Russia is located in the country's extreme west, but it casts the main role in Russian history and economics.

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.

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.

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

Far Eastern Russia is the easternmost part of Russia or unofficial edge of the world, comprising its Pacific Ocean islands, coastline and a swathe of eastern Siberia.

Sochi is one of the southernmost places of Russia and the second-largest city of Krasnodar Krai, with a population of 415,000.

Central Moscow is the historical centre of Moscow, located in the Garden Ring.

The Volga Region, is the large region of Russia in the Volga Basin, centered along the Volga River.

Kazan is the capital of Russia's republic of Tatarstan and the center of the world Tatar culture.

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.

Nizhny Novgorod, colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is Russia's fifth largest city, ranking after Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg.

The Urals is a common geographical name of the area of Russia around the Ural Mountains.

Vladimir is the capital and the largest city of Vladimir Oblast. The city is one of the most visited destinations …

Chernozem is the exceptionally fertile "Black Earth" belt in European Russia along the border with Ukraine, famous for its rich, deep, black soil.

Yakutsk is the capital city of Yakutia and one of the oldest and coldest cities of Siberia.

Kaliningrad Oblast (Russian: Калинингра́дская о́бласть is Russia's only oblast that is removed from the rest of Russia.

Khabarovsk is a city on the Amur river in the Russian Far East, near the Chinese border.

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