Russia Google Map

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Russia Google map

Google maps and detailed facts of Russia (RU). This page enables you to explore Russia and its border countries (Country location: North Asia bordering the Arctic Ocean, extending from Europe (the portion west of the Urals) to the North Pacific Ocean) through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before Google maps.

Find comprehensive information below about this country in its diversity: Google maps, geography, economy, science, people, culture, environment, government, and history – All in One Wiki page.

There is also Street View and free Driving Directions at your service. Your Google Satellite Map Sightseeing in Russia, in Asia, starts here at Driving Directions and

Russia Google maps™

The map below shows Russia with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, and also providing Street Views. To find a location, use the form below, type any city or place, and to view, just a simple map click on the “Show map” button.


The Google map above is showing Russia with its location: Asia (geographic coordinates: 60 00 N, 100 00 E) and the international borders of Russia; total: 22,408 km. Border countries (14): Azerbaijan 338 km, Belarus 1,312 km, China (southeast) 4,133 km, China (south) 46 km, Estonia 324 km, Finland 1,309 km, Georgia 894 km, Kazakhstan 7,644 km, North Korea 18 km, Latvia 332 km, Lithuania (Kaliningrad Oblast) 261 km, Mongolia 3,452 km, Norway 191 km, Poland (Kaliningrad Oblast) 210 km, Ukraine 1,944 km; furthermore, it’s inland counties boundaries.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Russia, or Asia. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (named: Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location. After that, whenever it is available (more than 50 countries in the world), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base. In case if you have signed in to your Google account currently, you may have a look at the satellite map of this country/area as well.

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About Russia in detail

Where is Russia?

Russia, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 55 45 N 37 36 E otherwise in Asia, in North Asia bordering the Arctic Ocean, extending from Europe (the portion west of the Urals) to the North Pacific Ocean.

What is the capital city of Russia?

The capital city of Russia is: Moscow.

What is the time in Moscow?

It is 8 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Moscow is: UTC+3.

What is the Internet code for Russia?

The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Russia is: .ru

What is the size of Russia?

The territory of Russia is total: 17,098,242 sq km; land: 16,377,742 sq km, water: 720,500 sq km.

If we want to describe the size of the territory of Russia is approximately 1.8 times the size of the US.

If we would like to walk around and discover Russia, we can do that by covering a distance of total: 22,408 km.

What is the water coverage of Russia?

We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Russia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 37,653 km coastline.

What is the climate like in Russia?

The climate of Russia is ranges from steppes in the south through humid continental in much of European Russia: subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north: winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia: summers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast.

Geographical data of Russia

The elevation of Russia; mean elevation: 600 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caspian Sea -28 m, highest point: Gora El’brus 5,633 m.

The typical geographical details of Russia include broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern border regions.

If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Russia is largest country in the world in terms of area but unfavorably located in relation to major sea lanes of the world; despite its size, much of the country lacks proper soils and climates (either too cold or too dry) for agriculture; Mount El’brus is Europe’s tallest peak; Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world, is estimated to hold one fifth of the world’s fresh water.

Resources and land use of Russia

The country’s main mined products are wide natural resource base including major deposits of oil, natural gas, coal, and many strategic minerals, reserves of rare earth elements, timber. Note: formidable obstacles of climate, terrain, and distance hinder exploitation of natural resources. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 13.1%; arable land 7.3%; permanent crops 0.1%; permanent pasture 5.7%; forest: 49.4%; other: 37.5% (2011 estimate).

Population data of Russia

The number of inhabitants of Russia is 142,355,415 (July 2016 estimate).

If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that population is heavily concentrated in the westernmost fifth of the country extending from the Baltic Sea, south to the Caspian Sea, and eastward parallel to the Kazakh border; elsewhere, sizeable pockets are isolated and generally found in the south.

If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 74% of the total population (2015).

Most of the population in Russia is concentrated in MOSCOW (capital) 12.166 million; Saint Petersburg 4.993 million; Novosibirsk 1.497 million; Yekaterinburg 1.379 million; Nizhniy Novgorod 1.212 million; Samara 1.164 million (2015).

Ethnicity in Russia

According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9%note: nearly 200 national and/or ethnic groups are represented in Russia’s 2010 census (2010 estimate).

Spoken languages in Russia

The spoken languages in Russia are the following: Russian (official language) 85.7%, Tatar 3.2%, Chechen 1%, other 10.1%. Note: data represent native language spoken (2010 estimate).

What are the most important religions in Russia?

During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, other Christian 2% (2006 estimate). Note: estimates are of practicing worshipers; Russia has large populations of non-practicing believers and non-believers, a legacy of over seven decades of Soviet rule; Russia officially recognizes Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism as traditional religions.

Further population data of Russia

The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 16.94% (male 12,385,281 / female 11,726,473) 15-24 years: 9.71% (male 7,071,489 / female 6,754,928) 25-54 years: 45.16% (male 31,528,258 / female 32,753,350) 55-64 years: 14.27% (male 8,727,233 / female 11,591,221) 65 years and over: 13.92% (male 6,152,252 / female 13,664,930) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Russia is -0.06% (2016 estimate).

The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Russia the birth rate is 11.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 13.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Russia, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .

In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Russia, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Russia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.1% of GDP (2014).

Economic data of Russia

If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Russia has undergone significant changes since the collapse of the Soviet Union, moving from a centrally planned economy towards a more market-based system. Both economic growth and reform have stalled in recent years, however, and Russia remains a predomRussia is one of the world’s leading producers of oil and natural gas, and is also a top exporter of metals such as steel and primary aluminum. Russia’s reliance on commodity exports makes it vulnerable to boom and bust cycles that follow the volatile swiThe economy, which had averaged 7% growth during 1998-2008 as oil prices rose rapidly, has seen diminishing growth rates since then due to the exhaustion of Russia’s commodity-based growth model.A combination of falling oil prices, international sanctions, and structural limitations pushed Russia into a deep recession in 2015, with the GDP falling by close to 4%. The downturn continued through 2016. Government support for import substitution has.

GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Russia is $1.268 trillion (2015 estimate).

Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Russia is -0.8% (2016 estimate) -3.7% (2015 estimate) 0.7% (2014 estimate).

These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.

A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Russia this is $26,100 (2016 estimate) $26,300 (2015 estimate) $27,300 (2014 estimate).

In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.

What are the agricultural products Russia produces?

The main agricultural products of Russia are grain, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, vegetables, fruits; beef, milk.

Regarding the economy, the important segments are complete range of mining and extractive industries producing coal, oil, gas, chemicals, and metals; all forms of machine building from rolling mills to high-performance aircraft and space vehicles; defense industries (including radar, missile production,. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on complete range of mining and extractive industries producing coal, oil, gas, chemicals, and metals; all forms of machine building from rolling mills to high-performance aircraft and space vehicles; defense industries (including radar, missile production,.

Drinking water source in Russia

It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.9% of the population, rural: 91.2% of the population, total: 96.9% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 1.1% of the population, rural: 8.8% of the population, total: 3.1% of the population (2015 estimate).

The average number of childbirth in Russia

In Russia, the average number of delivery is 1.61 children born / woman (2016 estimate).

Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Russia

The average age of the population is total: 39.3 years; male: 36.4 years, female: 42.3 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Russia it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Russia is 1.7 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Russia. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 3-5 years.

Is Russia a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Russia

Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Russia density of the hospital beds is 9.7 beds / 1,000 population (2006).

According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Russia the degree of risk: intermediatefood or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrheavectorborne disease: tickborne encephalitis (2016).

However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Russia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.

Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Russia is 26.2% (2014).

What are the natural hazards in Russia? Is there any?

The most known natural risks in Russia are permafrost over much of Siberia is a major impediment to development; volcanic activity in the Kuril Islands; volcanoes and earthquakes on the Kamchatka Peninsula; spring floods and summer/autumn forest fires throughout Siberia and parts of European Russiavolcanism: significant volcanic activity on the Kamchatka Peninsula and Kuril Islands; the peninsula alone is home to some 29 historically active volcanoes, with dozens more in the Kuril Islands; Kliuchevskoi (elev. 4,835 m), which erupted in 2007 and 2010, is Kamchatka’s most active volcano; Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes, which pose a threat to the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, have been deemed Decade Volcanoes by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; other notable historically active volcanoes include Bezymianny, Chikurachki, Ebeko, Gorely, Grozny, Karymsky, Ketoi, Kronotsky, Ksudach, Medvezhia, Mutnovsky, Sarychev Peak, Shiveluch, Tiatia, Tolbachik, and Zheltovsky.

More interesting facts about Russia

A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new ROMANOV Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. After defeating Germany in World War II as part of an alliance with the US (1939-1945), the USSR expanded its territory and influence in Eastern Europe and emerged as a global power. The USSR was the principal adversary of the US during the Cold War (1947-1991). The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the decades following Stalin’s rule, until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics.Following economic and political turmoil during President Boris YELTSIN’s term (1991-99), Russia shifted toward a centralized authoritarian state under the leadership of President Vladimir PUTIN (2000-2008, 2012-present) in which the regime seeks to legitimize its rule through managed elections, populist appeals, a foreign policy focused on enhancing the country’s geopolitical influence, and commodity-based economic growth. Russia faces a largely subdued rebel movement in Chechnya and some other surrounding regions, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.

In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Russia: 24 August 1991 (from the Soviet Union); notable earlier dates: 1157 (Principality of Vladimir-Suzdal created); 16 January 1547 (Tsardom of Muscovy established); 22 October 1721 (Russian Empire proclaimed); 30 December 1922 (Soviet Union established).

The flag and other symbols of Russia

The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.

This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red. Note: the colors may have been based on those of the Dutch flag; despite many popular interpretations, there is no official meaning assigned to the colors of the Russian flag; this flag inspired several other Slav countries to adopt horizontal tricolors of the same colors but in different arrangements, and so red, blue, and white became the Pan-Slav colors.

Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.

National symbols of Russia: bear, double-headed eagle; national colors: white, blue, red.

Constitution of Russia

The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.

It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂

What is the legal system of Russia?

Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”

In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”

The legal system of Russia is a civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts.

It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.

About the legislative branch of Russia, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Federal Assembly or Federalnoye Sobraniye consists of the Federation Council or Sovet Federatsii (166 seats; 2 members in each of the 83 federal administrative units – oblasts, krays, republics, autonomous okrugs and oblasts, and the federal cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg – appointed by the top executive and legislative officials; members serve 4-year terms) and the State Duma or Gosudarstvennaya Duma (450 seats; as of February 2014, the electoral system reverted to a mixed electoral system for the 2016 election in which one-half of the members are directly elected by simple majority vote and one-half directly elected by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: State Duma – last held on 18 September 2016 (next to be held in fall 2021)election results: State Duma – United Russia 76.3%, CPRF 9.3%, LDPR 8.7%, A Just Russia 5.1%, Rodina 0.2%, CPI 0.2%, independent 0.2%; seats by party – United Russia 343, CPRF 42, LDPR 39, A Just Russia 23, Rodina 1, CPI 1, independent 1note: the State Duma now includes 2 representatives each from the Republic of Crimea and Federal City of Sevastopol, two annexed Ukrainian regions that the US does not recognize as part of Russia.

About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Russia

One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Russia the labor force is 77.41 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Russia is total: 6.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 7.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.

The rate of unemployment in Russia is 8.2% (2016 estimate).

Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.

According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.

In Russia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 5.7% highest 10%: 42.4% (2011 estimate).

Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.

The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Russia, the GINI index is .42 (2014).

The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.

In Russia, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: 5.7% highest 10%: 42.4% (2011 estimate).

About the budget and central governments debt of Russia

The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Russia is; revenues: $186.5 billion, expenditures: $236.6 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 14.7% of GDP (2016 estimate).

The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .

The fiscal year in Russia is the calendar year.

In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.

Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Russia

A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 7.2% (2016 estimate), 15.5% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 12.7% (31 December 2016 estimate).

Export/import partners and data of Russia

Russia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Russia is: $259.3 billion (2016 estimate), $341.5 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, metals, wood and wood products, chemicals, and a wide variety of civilian and military manufactures.

The most important export partners of Russia are the Netherlands 11.9%, China 8.3%, Germany 7.4%, Italy 6.5%, Turkey 5.6%, Belarus 4.4%, Japan 4.2% (2015).

The most important imported products are   machinery, vehicles, pharmaceutical products, plastic, semi-finished metal products, meat, fruits and nuts, optical and medical instruments, iron, steel, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 19.2%, Germany 11.2%, US 6.4%, Belarus 4.8%, Italy 4.6% (2015).

Renewable energies used in Russia

As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Russia, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 20.2% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).

To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 0.4% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).

Telecommunication data of Russia, calling code

To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Russia; the telephone system is experiencing significant changes; more than 1,000 companies licensed to offer communication services; access to digital lines has improved, particularly in urban centers; progress made toward building the telecommunications infrastdomestic: cross-country digital trunk lines run from Saint Petersburg to Khabarovsk, and from Moscow to Novorossiysk; the telephone systems in 60 regional capitals have modern digital infrastructures; cellular services, both analog and digital, are available in maninternational: country code – 7; connected internationally by undersea fiber -optic cables; satellite earth stations provide access to Intelsat, Intersputnik, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, and Orbita systems (2011).

Transport infrastructure in Russia

In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.

The number of airports in Russia: 1,218 (2013), and the number of heliports: 49 (2013).

The total length of the roadways in Russia: total: 1,283,387 km, paved: 927,721 km (includes 39,143 km of expressways), unpaved: 355,666 km (2012).

The total length of the waterways in Russia: 102,000 km (including 48,000 km with guaranteed depth; the 72,000-km system in European Russia links Baltic Sea, White Sea, Caspian Sea, Sea of Azov, and Black Sea) (2009).

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Facts & data about Russia

Name of the country: conventional long form: Russian Federation, conventional short form: Russia, local long form: Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, local short form: Rossiya, former: Russian Empire, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, etymology: Russian lands were generally referred to as Muscovy until PETER I officially declared the Russian Empire in 1721; the new name sought to invoke the patrimony of the medieval eastern European Rus state centered on Kyiv in present-day Ukraine; the Rus were a Varangian (eastern Viking) elite that imposed their rule and eventually their name on their Slavic subjects.

Abbrevation: RussiaGeographic coordinates:
60 00 N, 100 00 E
Country location: Asia
Capital of Russia: MoscowGPS of the Capital:
55 45 N 37 36 E
Position: North Asia bordering the Arctic Ocean, extending from Europe (the portion west of the Urals) to the North Pacific Ocean
Land area: total: 17,098,242 sq km; land: 16,377,742 sq km, water: 720,500 sq kmTerrain: broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern border regions
Area comparative: approximately 1.8 times the size of the US
Population: 142,355,415 (July 2016 estimate)Population grow rate: -0.06% (2016 estimate) Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.75 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.45 male(s) / female, total population: 0.86 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)
Exports: $259.3 billion (2016 estimate), $341.5 billion (2015 estimate)Imports: $165.1 billion (2016 estimate), $193 billion (2015 estimate)Import partners: China 19.2%, Germany 11.2%, US 6.4%, Belarus 4.8%, Italy 4.6% (2015)
Urbanization: urban population: 74% of the total population (2015)Major urban area(s): MOSCOW (capital) 12.166 million; Saint Petersburg 4.993 million; Novosibirsk 1.497 million; Yekaterinburg 1.379 million; Nizhniy Novgorod 1.212 million; Samara 1.164 million (2015)Median age: total: 39.3 years; male: 36.4 years, female: 42.3 years (2016 estimate)
Internet users: total: 104.553 million. Percent of the population: 73.4% (July 2015 estimate)Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 36,524,978. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 26 (July 2015 estimate)Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 227.288 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 160 (July 2015 estimate)
Unemployment rate: 8.2% (2016 estimate)Nationality: Russian(s) adjective: RussianNational holidays: Russia Day, 12 June (1990)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 70.8 years. Male: 65 years, female: 76.8 years (2016 estimate)Total fertility rate: 1.61 children born / woman (2016 estimate)Birthrate: 11.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)
Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99.7%; male: 99.7%, female: 99.6% (2015 estimate)Legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislative actsSuffrage: 18 years of age, universal
Industries: complete range of mining and extractive industries producing coal, oil, gas, chemicals, and metals; all forms of machine building from rolling mills to high-performance aircraft and space vehicles; defense industries (including radar, missile production,Industrial production growth rate:  0.7% (2016 estimate)GDP real growth rate: -0.8% (2016 estimate) -3.7% (2015 estimate) 0.7% (2014 estimate)


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