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Russia profile - Facts

  • 12 March 2015
  • From the section Europe
Image caption Moscow's Red Square
  • Full name: Russian Federation
  • Population: 142.7 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Moscow
  • Area: 17 million sq km (6.6 million sq miles)
  • Major language: Russian
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 63 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 rouble = 100 kopecks
  • Main exports: Oil and oil products, natural gas, wood and wood products, metals, chemicals, weapons and military equipment
  • GNI per capita: US $13,850 (World Bank, 2013)
  • Internet domain: .ru
  • International dialling code: +7