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 .
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Since its founding in 1147, has been at the crossroads of history as the capital of empires and a frequent target for invaders. Photo: Alvesgaspar, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, 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. Photo: Albabos, CC BY 3.0.

is a region in Russia. Historically, the term includes all Russian territory in north , with the and the ; this article however covers the Siberian Federal District. Photo: Efenstor, CC0.

is the region surrounding the city of in the heart of . Photo: Даша Каретникова, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is a region of Russia stretching from the major population center of on the Baltic Sea to vast, remote, and empty lands above the Arctic Circle. Photo: Pedro J Pacheco, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is in the country's extreme west, but it casts the main role in Russian history and economics. Photo: Heuschrecke, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Far Eastern Federal District or Far Eastern Russia is the easternmost part of Russia or unofficial edge of the world, comprising a third of the country's land area, with 6.3 million in habitants. Photo: Lazyhawk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region in Russia bordering the country's and Regions to the north, and the Caspian Sea to the east, and to the south, the Black Sea and to the west. Photo: Lord Mountbatten, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a historical region in Russia that encompasses the drainage basin of the Volga River, the longest river in , in central and southern . Photo: Serss, CC BY 3.0.

The is a common geographical name of the area of Russia around the Ural Mountains. Photo: Важнов Алексей Геннадьевич, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Chernozem is the exceptionally fertile "Black Earth" belt in European Russia along the border with , famous for its rich, deep, black soil. Photo: Лобачев Владимир, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is Russia's only oblast that is removed from the rest of Russia. Photo: Digr, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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