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Russia Facts

  • Country Name: Russia
  • Continent: Europe, Asia
  • Primary Language: Russian
  • Population: 144,384,244 (2020 estimate)
  • Currency: Russian ruble (RUB)
  • GDP: 1.658 trillion (2018, World Bank)

26 Russia Facts for Kids

  1. Russia is a transcontinental country, extending from Eastern Europe to Northern Asia.
  2. The official name for Russia is the Russian Federation.
  3. A native or resident of Russia is called a Russian.
  4. The primary language spoken in Russia is Russian.
  5. The capital city of Russia is Moscow.
  6. The population of Russia is 144,384,244 according to 2020 estimates by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service.
  7. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Russia was the ninth most populated country in the world.
  8. Russia has a population of an estimated 81% Russian ethnicity.
  9. The national currency of Russia is the Russian ruble (RUB).
  10. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Russia was 1.658 trillion USD.
  11. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Russia was sixth on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  12. The country of Russia covers 6,612,074 square miles.
  13. Russia is the largest country in the world.
  14. The largest city in Russia is Moscow.
  15. The highest point in Russia is Mount Elbrus at 18,510 feet.
  16. The longest river in Russia and Europe is the Volga River that stretches across central Russia at 2,190 miles long.
  17. The largest lake in Russia is Lake Baikal at 12,248 square miles.
  18. The government of Russia is a Federal dominant-party semi-presidential constitutional republic.
  19. The government of Russia controls the Crimean Peninsula in Eastern Europe, though recognized as part of Ukraine.
  20. Russia took control of the Crimean Peninsula after a favored vote to join Crimea to the Russian Federation.
  21. Russia is divided into 85 federal subjects, including Crimea.
  22. Drivers in Russia drive on the right side of the road.
  23. The country calling code for Russia is +7.
  24. The ISO 3166 code for Russia is RU.
  25. The national anthem of Russia is called “Gosudarstvennyy Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii” translated “State Anthem of the Russian Federation” in English.
  26. It’s estimated that 47.1% of the people living in Russia are Christian.

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