Country Facts about Russia

  • Abbreviation - RU
  • Capital - Moscow
  • Largest City - Moscow
  • Area - 6.602 Mi^2
  • Population - 143.5 Million people

Russia Country song

  • Song - Russian National Anthem

People and Culture

Russian culture has a long and rich cultural history, steeped in literature, ballet, painting and classical music. While outsiders may see the country as drab, Russia has a very visual cultural past, from its colorful folk costumes to its ornate religious symbols. Here is a brief overview of Russian customs and traditions.

Economics of Russia

Russia has a high-income mixed economy with state ownership in strategic areas of the economy. Market reforms in the 1990s privatized much of Russian industry and agriculture, with notable exceptions in the energy and defense-related sectors.