Positioned in northern Asia
, Russia is in both the northern and eastern hemispheres.
The country is dissected by the Arctic Circle
, and also separated into two recognized landmasses by the Ural Mountains; its land west of those mountains is referred to as European Russia, and includes the capital city of Moscow.
Russia is bordered by the Arctic
and Pacific Oceans
, a dozen seas, and 14 countries, including: Azerbaijan
, North Korea
, (Kaliningrad Oblast
) and the Ukraine