Russia Essay

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------------------------------------------------- Russia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Russian Federation" redirects here. The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic was also alternatively called the "Russian Federation". For other uses, see Russia (disambiguation). Coordinates: 60°N 90°E Russian FederationРоссийская Федерация Rossiyskaya Federatsiya | | | Flag | Coat of arms | | Anthem: "Государственный гимн Российской Федерации" "Gosudarstvennyy gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii" (transliteration) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation"MENU0:00 | Russia proper (dark green) Disputed Crimean peninsula (internationally viewed as territory of Ukraine, but de facto administered by Russia) (light green)[1] | Capital and largest city | Moscow 55°45′N 37°37′E | Official languages | Russian | Recognised languages | 27 other languages co-official in various regions | Ethnic groups(2010[2]) | * 81.0% Russian * 3.7% Tatar * 1.4% Ukrainian * 1.1% Bashkir * 1.0% Chuvash * 0.8% Chechen * 11.0% others / unspecified | Demonym | Russians (Rossiyane) | Government | Federal semi-presidentialconstitutional republic | - | President | Vladimir Putin | - | Prime Minister | Dmitry Medvedev | - | Chairman of the Federation Council | Valentina Matviyenko | - | Chairman of the State Duma | Sergey Naryshkin | Legislature | Federal Assembly | - | Upper house | Federation Council | - | Lower house | State Duma | Formation | - | Arrival of Rurik, considered as a foundation event by the Russian authorities[3] | 862 | - | Kievan Rus' | 882 | - | Grand Duchy of Moscow | 1283 | - | Tsardom of Russia | 16 January 1547 | - | Russian Empire | 22 October 1721 | - | Russian SFSR | 6 November 1917 | - | Soviet Union | 10 December 1922 | - | Russian Federation | 25 December

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