Russia

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Russian Federation
Rossiyskaya Federatsiya CAPITAL: Moscow FLAG: Equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue (middle), and red (bottom). ANTHEM: Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii (National Anthem of the Russian Federation) MONETARY UNIT: The ruble (RUB) is a paper currency of 100 kopecks. There are coins of 1, 5, 10, and 50 kopecks, and 1, 2, 5, and 10 rubles, as well as notes of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, and 5,000 rubles. RUB 1 = US$0. 0153017 (or US$1 = RUB 65.3521) as of August 2016. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES: The metric system is the legal standard. HOLIDAYS: New Year's Holiday, 1–8 January; Orthodox Christmas, 7 January; Defenders of the Fatherland Day, 23 February; Women's Day, 8 March; Labor Day, 1–2 May;...

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  • Russia
  • Continent

    • Europe
  • Capital City

    • Moscow, Russia (City)
  • Population

    • 142,257,519 (July 2017 est.)
  • Language(s)

    • Russian
  • Long Name

    • Russian Federation
  • Type of Government

    • Representative democracy
  • Currency

    • RUB Russian Ruble
  • GDP (PPP) in U.S.$

    • $9,720 (2016)
  • Area

    • 6,601,669 mi²
    • (17,098,242 km²)
  • Average Life Expectancy

    • 71 (2017 est.)
  • Literacy Rate

    • 99.7% (2015 est.)

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