Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning and northern , sharing land borders with , , , , and , , and …

Russia Photos


Popular Destinations

is an 860-year-old iconic, global city, which has played a central role in the development of Russia and the world, as the capital of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and, today, the Federation.

, known as Petrograd in 1914-1924 and Leningrad in 1924-1991, is the second largest city of Russia, with 5 million inhabitants, and the former capital of the Russian Empire.

is one of the southernmost places of and the second-largest city of , with a population of 415,000.


is in the country's extreme west, but it casts the main role in Russian history and economics.

is a region of stretching from the major population center of on the Baltic Sea to vast, remote, and empty lands above the Arctic Circle.

The Far Eastern Federal District or Far Eastern Russia is the easternmost part of or unofficial edge of the world, comprising a third of the country's land area, with 6.3 million in habitants.

is a region in . Historically, the term includes all Russian territory in north , with the and the ; this article however covers the Siberian Federal District.

The , is the large region of in the Volga Basin, centered along the Volga River.

is a region in bordering the country's and Regions to the north, and the Caspian Sea to the east, and Georgia to the south, the Black Sea and to the west.

The is a common geographical name of the area of around the Ural Mountains.

Chernozem is the exceptionally fertile "Black Earth" belt in along the border with , famous for its rich, deep, black soil.

is only oblast that is removed from the rest of .


  • Location: 
  • Population:  141,000,000
  • Latitude of center:  61° north
  • Longitude of center:  94° east
  • Elevation:  307 meters (1007 feet)
  • Capital: 
  • Area:  17,100,000 km² (6,602,347 miles²)
  • Languages:  Russian, Tatar, Kalmyk, Caucasian languages, Adyghe, Komi, Chechen, Tuvinian, Chuvash, Udmurt, Altaic languages, Mansi, Buriat, Erzya, Moksha, Mari (Russia), Bashkir, Ingush, Kabardian, Karachay-Balkar, Avaric, Yakut and Nogai
  • Currency:  Ruble (RUB)
  • Phone code:  7
  • Internet domain:  .ru
  • Neighbors:  , , , , , , , , , , , , and
  • Wikidata:  Russia
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Russia

Russia Hotels

My Destination
Travel Dates

For More Information

Maps of Russia

Other Names for Russia

Afrikaans:  Rusland Akan:  Rɔhyea Albanian:  Rusi Amharic:  ራሺያ Arabic:  روسيا Armenian:  Ռուսաստան Assamese:  ৰুচ Azerbaijani:  Rusiya Bambara:  Irisi Basque:  Errusia Belarusian:  Расійская Федэрацыя Belarusian:  Расія Bengali:  রাশিয়া Bengali:  রাশিয়া Bosnian:  Rusija Breton:  Rusia Bulgarian:  Русия Bulgarian:  Руска Федерация Burmese:  ရုရှ Catalan:  Rússia Central Khmer:  រូស្ស៊ី Chinese:  俄罗斯
Cornish:  Russi Croatian:  Rusija Croatian:  Ruska Federacija Czech:  Rusko Danish:  Rusland Dutch:  Rusland Dutch:  Russische Federatie English:  Russian Federation English:  Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic English:  Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic English:  Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Esperanto:  Rusujo Estonian:  Venemaa Ewe:  Russia nutome Faroese:  Russland Finnish:  Venäjä French:  Russie Fulah:  Riisii Galician:  Rusia Ganda:  Lasa Georgian:  რუსეთი German:  Russische Föderation
German:  Russland Greek:  Ρωσία Gujarati:  રશિયન ફેડરેશન Hausa:  Rasha Hebrew:  חבר המדינות הרוסיות Hebrew:  רוסיה, הפדרציה של Hindi:  रूस Hungarian:  Oroszországi Föderáció Icelandic:  Rússland Indonesian:  Rusia Irish:  Cónaidhm na Rúise Italian:  Federazione Russa Japanese:  ロシア Kalaallisut:  Ruslandi Kannada:  ರಶಿಯಾ Karelian:  Venäjä Kazakh:  Ресей Kikuyu:  Urusi Korean:  러시아 Kurdish:  ڕووسیا Lao:  ລັດເຊຍ Latvian:  Krievija
Lingala:  Risí Lithuanian:  Rusijos Federacija Livvi:  Ven'a Luba-Katanga:  Risi Macedonian:  Русија Malagasy:  Rosia Malay:  Rusia Malayalam:  റഷ്യ Maltese:  Russja Marathi:  रशिया Mongolian:  Орос Nepali:  रूस North Ndebele:  Rashiya Northern Sami:  Ruošša Norwegian:  Russland Norwegian Bokmål:  Den russiske føderasjon Norwegian Bokmål:  Russland Norwegian Nynorsk:  Den russiske føderasjon Norwegian Nynorsk:  Russland Oriya:  ରୁଷିଆ Persian:  روسیه Polish:  Rosja
Portuguese:  Rússia Pushto:  روسیه Romanian:  Federația Rusă Romanian:  Rusia Rundi:  Uburusiya Russian:  Российская Федерация Russian:  Россия Sango:  Rusïi Serbian:  Русија Sichuan Yi:  ꊉꇆꌦ Sinhala:  රුසියාව Slovak:  Rusko Slovak:  Ruská federácia Slovenian:  Rusija Slovenian:  Ruska federacija Somali:  Ruush Spanish:  Rusia Swahili:  Urusi Swedish:  Ryssland Tamil:  ரஷ்யா Tatar:  Россия Telugu:  రష్య
Thai:  รัสเซีย Tibetan:  ཨུ་རུ་སུ་ Tigrinya:  ራሺያ Tonga:  Lūsia Turkish:  Rusya Turkish:  Rusya Federasyonu Ukrainian:  Російська Федерація Ukrainian:  Росія Urdu:  روسی Uzbek:  Россия Vietnamese:  Nga Welsh:  Rwsia Western Frisian:  Ruslân Yoruba:  Orílẹ́ède Rọṣia Zulu:  i-Russia Rossiya Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Rossiyskaya Sovetskaya Federativnaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika

Popular Destinations in Europe

Escape to a Random Place

Your World is Without Borders

Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, excluding photos, directions and the map.
About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Based on the page Russia. See this page's contributions. Photos provided by Flickr under the copyright of their owners. Mapcarta uses the Flickr API but is not endorsed or certified by Flickr. Please contact us if you'd prefer to remove your Flickr photos from Mapcarta.