LATITUDE & LONGITUDE:
Positioned in northernAsia
, Russia is in both the northern and easternhemispheres.
The country is dissected by theArctic 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, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, (Kaliningrad Oblast) and the Ukraine.