About Russia

About Russia Facts:

Full name: Russian Federation
Population: 142.5 million (UN, 2007)
Capital: Moscow
Area: 17,075,400 km²
Major Language: Russian, English, French, German
Major Religions: Christianity, Islam, Buddism, and Judaism
Life expectancy: 59 years (men), 73 years (women)
Monetary unit: 1 Rouble = 100 Kopecks
International dialing code: +7

Did you know about Russia that?

There are 221 museums, 2,000 libraries, more than 80 theatres, 100 concert organizations, 45 galleries, 62 cinemas and 80 club establishments of culture in St Petersburg.

In terms of population, Russia is the ninth largest country in the world.

There are 100 reserves and 35 national parks in Russia.

Russia is home to more than 100 different ethnic groups. Slavs account for about 75% of the total population.

Russia has the largest energy and mineral resources in the world, including large deposits of timber, coal, natural gas, and petroleum.

Russia is the only State, on the territory of which there are 12 seas.

250-300 swans and 1.5-2 thousand wild ducks fly together in Swan lake in Altai krai every year.

Women make 46.9% of the employed population in Russia.

The legal marrying age is 18 years old for both men and women, but it is possible under some special circumstances for a girl to marry at 16 of age.

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