About Russia

Russia, the world's largest country, covers 17.1 million sq km spanning both the continents of Europe and Asia and borders the Arctic and Pacific oceans. Its expansive land area ranges from huge multicultural cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg to subtropical beaches and the vast Siberian tundra. The Valley of Geysers, the second largest geyser field in the world, is located in Russia as is Yakutsk, the world's coldest city. The country has 48 national parks, the largest of which is bigger than some countries. Russia has also had 26 natural and cultural sites designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites

Russia Trivia

What are the Largest Ethnic Groups in Russia?

The majority ethnic group in Russia is ethnic Russia, with Tatars and Ukrainians being the largest minorities.

Largest Ethnic Groups In Russia

What is an Autonomous Government?

Autonomy refers to the capacity and right of a country or other jurisdiction to govern itself. The term, autonomous comes from the Greek word, autonomous meaning auto - “self” and nomos - “law” respectively. In political, moral, and bioethical philosophy, it is explained as the capability of an entity to make an informed, unforced decision.

What Is An Autonomous Government?

Where is the Volga River?

The Volga River flows for 2,266 miles across large spans of the Russian Federation.

The Volga River

What is a Puppet Government?

A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.

What Is A Puppet Government?