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Population: 138,739,892 (2011)
Land Area: 17,075,200 sq km
Natural Resources: Oil, natural gas, coal, strategic minerals, timber
Capital: Moscow
Political System: Federation
State Leader: Dmitriy Medvedev (2008)
Head of Government: Vladimir Putin (2008)
Languages: Russian, Minority languages
Currency: Russian Ruble (RUB)
Major Religions: Russian Orthodox 12-20%, Muslim 10-15%, Other Christian 2%, None 63%-76%
Major Ethnicities: Russian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, Other and Unspecified 12.1%
Life Expectancy: 66.29 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.477 trillion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.229 trillion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 15,900 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4.2%, Industry 33.8%, Services 62% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 10%, Industry 31.9%, Services 58.1% (2008)
Industries: Mining and extractive industries, oil, gas, chemicals, coal, metals, machine building: rolling mills, high-performance aircraft, space vehicles, defense industries: radar, missile production, and advanced electronic components, shipbuilding, road and rail transportation equipment, communications equipment, agricultural machinery, tractors, construction equipment, electric power generating and transmitting equipment, medical and scientific instruments, consumer durables, textiles, foodstuffs, handicrafts
Agriculture Products: Grain, sugar beets, sunflower seed, vegetables, fruits; beef, milk
Human Development Index: 0.755 (66th)
Tourism Revenue: 6.958 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.6% (2010)

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Army Size: 1 037 000 (2004)
Budget: 3.9% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Russia is located partly in Europe and partly in Asia. It is bordered by Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland and Ukraine. Russia's economy suffered greatly coming out of the gate after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but since 2000 it has been posting some solid growth and healthy surpluses. Russia's wealth comes from large deposits of natural gas, oil and other basic resources. Russia promises to invest over 1 trillion dollars into its infrastructure by 2020, and also vows to bolster its armed forces, with new ships, aircraft, equipment and large investments in technology.

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CIA World Factbook: Russia
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Russia

Updated on: December 28, 2011