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Capital: Moscow

Population

Population (millions): 141,930,000
Natural Increase: 0.0 %
Density: 9 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 73.8 %
Population of main cities including suburbs: Moscow (13,500,000) ; Saint-Petersburg (4,750,000) ; Novosibirsk (1,500,000) ; Jekaterinburg (1,500,000) ; Niznij Novgorod (1,700,000) .
Ethnic Origins:
Russians (81.6%), Tatars (3.8 %), Ukrainians (3 %), Chuvashes (1.2 %), Bashkirs (0.9 %), others (9.5%).
Official Language: Russian
Other Languages Spoken: More than 150 languages are spoken in the Russian Federation and some of them are the official language in a part of the country.
Business Language(s): English is more and more widespread.
Managers often understand English better than they speak it. You must be prepared to conduct negotiations in Russian.
Religion: 82% of Russians are believers. Orthodox 70%, Muslims 10%, Catholics 1,2%, Buddhists 0,7%.
Literacy Rate: 99.4 %

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Moscow, Kazan, Saint Petersburg
It is %T:%M %A In Iekaterinbourg, Perm, Chelyabinsk
It is %T:%M %A In Novosibirsk, Omsk
It is %T:%M %A In Vladivostok, Khabarovsk

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Russian Rouble (RUB)



Country Overview

Area: 17,098,240 km²
Type of State: Federal republic based on parliamentary democracy. Presidential government.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Transition country, Emerging Financial Market, G8 member.
The largest country in the world; leading producer and exporter of natural gas in the world, and second largest producer and exporter of petroleum in the world; poverty affects 16% of the population
HDI*: 0.755/1
HDI (World Rank): 64/187

Note: (*) The HDI , Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


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21°

Low: 12°  |  High: 27°

Humidity: 78%  |  Wind: 21 km/h
Sunrise: 6:16 am  |  Sunset: 10:37 pm

Moscow, Source: Yahoo Weather

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Russia, Dial 810
To Make a Call to Russia, Dial +7
Internet Suffix: .ru
Computers: 13.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 30.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 49.0 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Imports of Goods (million USD) 291,861 191,803 248,634 323,831 335,446
Exports of Goods (million USD) 471,606 303,388 400,630 522,011 529,255
Imports of Services (million USD) 73,616 59,241 71,543 87,767 102,103
Exports of Services (million USD) 50,527 41,068 44,379 53,232 58,368

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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