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flag Russia Russia: Introduction

Capital: Moscow

Population

Total Population: 143,499,861
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 9 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 73.9%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Moscow (14,800,000); St Petersburg (4,900,000); Nizhniy Novgorod (1,900,000); Samara (1,500,000); Novosibirsk (1,429,000); Ekaterinburg (1,389,000); Kazan (1,300,000); Volgograd (1,292,000).
Ethnic Origins:
Russians (81.6%), Tatars (3.8 %), Ukrainians (3 %), Chuvashes (1.2 %), Bashkirs (0.9 %), others (9.5%).
Official Language: Russian
Other Languages Spoken: More than 150 languages are spoken in the Russian Federation and some of them are the official language in a part of the country.
Business Language(s): English is more and more widespread.
Managers often understand English better than they speak it. You must be prepared to conduct negotiations in Russian.
Religion: 82% of Russians are believers. Orthodox 70%, Muslims 10%, Catholics 1,2%, Buddhists 0,7%.
Literacy Rate: 99.4%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Moscow, Kazan, Saint Petersburg
It is %T:%M %A In Iekaterinbourg, Perm, Chelyabinsk
It is %T:%M %A In Novosibirsk, Omsk
It is %T:%M %A In Vladivostok, Khabarovsk

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Russian Rouble (RUB)



Country Overview

Area: 17,098,240 km²
Type of State: Federal republic based on parliamentary democracy. Presidential government.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy, Transition country, Emerging Financial Market, G8 member.
The largest country in the world; leading producer and exporter of natural gas in the world, and second largest producer and exporter of petroleum in the world; poverty affects 16% of the population
HDI*: 0.779/1
HDI (World Rank): 57/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Russia, Dial 810
To Make a Call to Russia, Dial +7
Internet Suffix: .ru
Computers: 13.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 30.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 53.3 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 191,803248,634323,831335,446344,283
Exports of Goods (million USD) 303,388400,630522,011529,255523,327
Imports of Services (million USD) 59,24171,35887,307104,003123,420
Exports of Services (million USD) 41,06844,56654,53258,22965,612

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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