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Russia is the world's largest country that streches across Europe and Asia. It is considered the successor state of the former Soviet Union. Russia is a member of the United Nations and a permanent member of the UN Security Council.
Quick Facts
Location: East Europe/
North Asia
Language: Russian
Capital: Moscow
Government: Federal
Republic
Population: 142 million
Currency: Ruble (RUB)
Time zone: GMT+2 to GMT+12
Phone code: +7
Internet TLD: .ru

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Major Cities
Moscow 10.3 million
Saint
Petersburg
4.7 million
Novosibirsk 1.4 million
Nizhny
Novgorod
1.3 million
Yekaterinburg 1.3 million
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Russia Travel & Tourist Guide
Russia is the land of snowy, tough winters and wild landscape. Moscow with its historic sights including the Kremlin, and Saint Petersburg with its elegant palaces and wide waterways are the most important travel destinations of Russia.

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Russia Transportation
International airports serve all larger cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg and others. The large distances make air travel the fastest way to reach distant destinations. Russia has one of the largest rail networks in the world. There are local and long distance bus lines as well. Russia has an extensive road and motorway network.

Air:
Sheremetyevo International Airport Moscow
Domodedovo International Airport Moscow
Vnukovo International Airport Moscow
Clearwater International Airport St. Petersburg
Aeroflot - Russian Airlines

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Eurolines Russia

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Rail:
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History of Russia
As a result of a continuous territory expansion the principality of Moscow became the huge Russian Empire by the 18th century, stretching from East Europe to the Pacific Ocean. The Russian Revolution in 1917 brought the communists to power and the Soviet Union (USSR) was established. The Cold War began in the 1950's and lasted until 1991, the dissolution of the Soviet Union when the Russian Federation became an independent state.

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Russia Weather
Moscow
6 °C
(43 °F)
Current weather in Moscow: 6°C, Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
High: 13 °C (55 °F)
Low: 3 °C (37 °F)
11 April · 08:28 MSK
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Saint Petersburg
0 °C
(32 °F)
Current weather in Saint Petersburg: 0°C, Unknown
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High: 11 °C (51 °F)
Low: -2 °C (29 °F)
11 April · 08:28 MSK
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