RUSSIA

the world's largest nation

Officially the Russian Federation

Russia is the largest country by land mass in the world, a status it maintained even after shedding 14 countries when the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. The nation’s politics have been dominated for more than a decade by the regime of President Vladimir Putin, who has re-nationalized private assets, cracked down on freedom of expression and pursued an expansion of regional influence. The official language of Russia is Russian.

LOCATION

Russia is located in northeastern Europe and northern Asia.

CAPITAL

Moscow

CURRENCY

Russian Ruble


1 Russian Ruble = 0.92 Indian Rupees

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

FOOD

Some famous recepies
Too much meat? Here are some veggie delights

Here are some quick fun facts

  • The Trans-Siberian Railway spans almost all the way across the county, making it the single longest railway in the world.
  • The country is home to the largest McDonalds restaurant in the world.
  • There are approximately 10 million more women in Russia than there are men. The imbalance was initially believed to the result of so many men dying during World War II.
  • In Russia, men never give an even amount of flowers to a women. It is considered bad luck and is associated with funerals.
  • Russian’s will never shake hands over a doorway. It is believed to be a bad omen and most Russians are convinced the action will lead to an argument.
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