Questions related to the Russian Federation, (the largest country in the world) and its geography, history, demographics, government, politics, economy, people, culture etc.

Asked in Russia, Continents

What continent is Russia on?

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Russia is typically considered part of both Europe and Asia. There's some dispute over where the border between the continents actually is (in Russia and beyond), but most people say the part of Russia west of the Ural Mountains is European and the eastern part is Asian. That means more of Russia's landmass is in Asia, but more of the population lives in Europe, as the biggest cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, are both on the European side.If this frustrates you—"Why can't everything fit cleanly into our categories!"—I have bad news. Russia isn't the only country that spans multiple continents; Egypt, Greece, and Turkey do it, too.
Asked in Russia, Calling and Area Codes

Where is telephone country code 7?

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+7 (dialed as 00 7 from many places) is Russia and Kazakhstan Russia Landlines in Russia begin with +7 3, +7 4, or +7 8. Mobiles in Russia begin with +7 9. Kazakhstan All numbers in Kazakhstan begin with +7 7. Landlines in Kazakhstan begin with +7 71 or +7 72. Mobiles in Kazakhstan begin with +7 70 or +7 77 or +7 78. Other services in Kazakhstan begin with +7 75 or +7 76. invalid codes Numbers beginning with +7 0, +7 1, +7 2, +7 5, or +7 6 are invalid codes. Numbers beginning with +7 73, +7 74, and +7 79 are also invalid codes. (Originally, country code +7 was the entire USSR, but all the other former Soviet republics split off into their own individual country codes.) (The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011, Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)
Asked in Russia, Latitude and Longitude

What is the Latitudinal and Longitudinal extent of Russia?

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Russias huge, why you would want the exact coordinates is beyind me but here they are Latitude: Approximately 43°N to 82°N Longitude: Approximately 27°E to 165°W It crosses the International date line
Asked in Russia, Asia

Is Russia in East Asia?

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Parts of it, yes but most of the population are in Eastern Europe and the people who live in the Asian part of Russia are mostly white.
Asked in Geography, Russia, Bodies of Water

What is the name of Russia's icebound sea?

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The Laptev Sea, but other sea's north of Russia are Barents Sea, Kara Sea, and the East Siberian Sea.
Asked in USSR in WW2, History of Europe, Russia

Why is Kaliningrad an important port to Russia?

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Before WWII Kaliningrad belonged to Germany (earlier Prussia), but in 1945 Russian leader Joseph Stalin wanted to get "kusok giermanskoj ziemli" ("a piece of German ground") and the city was incorporated to Russia. It is an important port because other Russian ports in Baltic Sea are located far in northeast. It was (and still is) a great base for Russian naval forces. But there is one problem - there is no land connection with other parts of Russia.
Asked in Australian Open, Tennis, Russia

What country Maria Sharapova play tennis for?

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She plays for and represents Russia.
Asked in Immigration, Russia, Passport Requirements, Visas - Document

What countries are Russians visa free to?

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the countries that are visa free for Russians are belaruse, Thailand, Brazil, Venezuela, and china (but has to be a group of minimum 5 persons) and plus the former USSR countries. hope that helps
Asked in History, Russia

Who introduced western customs in Russia?

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Peter I .Some customs included shaving off the Boyars beard.
Asked in Russia, The Difference Between

What is the difference between KGB and MGB?

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An MGB is a sports car and the KGB was the secret investigative arm of the Soviet Union, sort of like the CIA in the US.
Asked in Russia

Was Kiev the first capital of Russia?

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Yes. It was the capital of Kievan Rus' the birthplace of the Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Asked in Russia

What is the name of a Russian rulers wife?

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Tsarina is the name of a Russian rulers wife.
Asked in Netherlands, Russia, Importing and Exporting

What does Russia export to the Netherlands?

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Russia and the Netherlands have a strong import/export relationship, with the Netherlands helping to develope Russia's oil refineries and petro-chemical industry. As it seems to have come up as an issue, one should note that sex workers in the Netherlands are paid, not slaves. Slavery was outlawed there long before the United States outlawed it, and any cases of it happening are criminal cases - not the norm. The importation of sex workers - while having nothing to do with the question - is a problem that every Western nation is experiencing.
Asked in Russia

What are some unique features in russia?

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It's one of the biggest countries. Has more than 300 species of mammals, 30 species of amphibiens, and is one of the coldest climated countries.
Asked in Russia

What is Novosibirsk Russia's absolute location?

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55o 02" 02'.21 N 82o 55" 33'.28 E
Asked in Alaska, Russia, Maps and Directions

Are Alaska and Russia connected?

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They share a maritime or water border but no land border.
Asked in History of the United States, Russia, Quebec, National Anthems

Why is Russia's national anthem so cool?

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Because Stalin was the Russian version of Chuck Norris, and it was his anthem. FYI, The Russian anthem is the Soviet Anthem with different lyrics.
Asked in International Cuisine, Russia

The national food of Russia?

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Rye Bread or perhaps Kasha- a sort of porridge often made with buckwheat.
Asked in Russia, Asia, Eurasia

Is Russia in Europe or Asia?

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Russia is both in Europe and Asia. Most of it lies in Asia but more people live in the European part. Western or Central Russia is in Europe. 40% of Russia is in Europe. Russia's biggest cities Moscow and St Petersburg are both in Europe. Russians living in the western Asian part don't consider themselves Asian. Culturally, Russia is European, but most of the country is in Asia.
Asked in Sports, Russia

What is the national sport for Russia?

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Football, ice hockey and basketball. Other sports widely played in Russia include team handball, weightlifting, gymnastics, boxing, wrestling, martial arts, volleyball, rugby union and skiing.

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