Russia Essay

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Russia This article is about the current country. For other uses, see Russia (disambiguation). "Russian Federation" redirects here. The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic was also alternatively called the "Russian Federation". Russian Federation Российская Федерация Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Flag Coat of arms Anthem: Государственный гимн Российской Федерации (tr.: Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii) (State Anthem of the Russian Federation) Capital (and largest city) Moscow 55°45′N 37°37′E Official languages Russian official throughout the country; 27 others co-official in various regions Ethnic groups (2010) 81% Russians 3.7% Tatars 1.4% Ukrainians 1.1% Bashkirs 1% Chuvashes 11.8% others and unspecified[1] Demonym Russian Government Federal semi-presidential constitutional republic - President Vladimir Putin - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Legislature Federal Assembly - Upper house Federation Council - Lower house State Duma Formation - Rurik Dynasty 862 - Kievan Rus' 882 - Vladimir-Suzdal Rus' 1169 - Grand Duchy of Moscow 1283 - Tsardom of Russia 16 January 1547 - Russian Empire 22 October 1721 - Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic 7 November 1917 - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 10 December 1922 - Russian Federation 25 December 1991 Area - Total 17,075,400 km2 (1st) 6,592,800 sq mi - Water (%) 13[2] (including swamps) Population - 2012 estimate 143,300,000[3] (9th) - Density 8.3/km2 (217th) 21.5/sq mi GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate - Total $3.015 trillion[4] (6th) - Per capita $21,247[5] GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate - Total $1.857 trillion[6] (9th) - Per capita $13,089[7] Gini (2008) 42.3[8] (83rd) HDI (2011) 0.755[9] (high) (66th) Currency Russian ruble (RUB) Time zone (UTC+3 to +12 (exc. +5)) Date formats dd.mm.yyyy Drives on

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