Russia is the largest country by area in the world, spanning both Europe and Asia.
- 1/8 of Earth's surface
- 11 time zones (GMT + 2 – GMT + 12)
- 4 climate zones (arctic, subarctic, temperate, subtropical)
Russia is a democratic federal law-bound State with a republican form of government. The state power in the Russian Federation is divided into legislative, executive and judicial branches.
The Russian Parliament – the Federal Assembly – consists of two chambers, the Federation Council and the State Duma.
Administrative Divisions - 85 equal subjects (republics, krais, oblasts, federal cities, autonomous oblasts, autonomous okrugs).
January 1 - New Year’s Day (holidays: January 1-6, 8)
January 7 - Orthodox Christmas (holiday)
February 23 - Defender of the Fatherland Day (holiday)
March 8 - International Women's Day (holiday)
May 1 - Spring and Labour Day (holiday)
May 9 - Victory Day (holiday)
June 12 - Russia Day (holiday)
November 4 - National Unity Day (holiday)
Russia in International and Regional Economic Organizations
UN (donor country)
Ratified International Agreements
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC)
Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer
Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants
Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal