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2000s continued
  • (2004) Russia, China settled 2,700-mile border dispute during visit by President Putin
  • (2004) Assets of Yuganskneftegaz, the production unit of oil company Yukos, seized by authorities to offset tax debts
  • (2004) Chechen terrorists took more than 1,300 hostages at school in Beslan, over 300 children were killed
  • (2005) Massive demonstrations by retirees demanding restoration of state benefits, such as free public transportation and subsidized medicine took place across the country
  • (2005) Russian forces killed Chechen separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov
  • (2005) State gained control of gas company Gazprom
  • (2005) Russia withdrew from border treaty with Estoniaafter Estonian Parliament referenced Soviet occupation prior to ratifying
  • (2005) Spill of heavy fuel from derailed train flowed into waterways that supplied Moscow with drinking water
  • (2005) Russia, Germany signed deal to build gas pipeline under Baltic Sea between the two countries
  • (2005) Militants launched simultaneous attacks on police, government buildings in Nalchik, 139 killed
  • (2006) Russia cut gas supply to Ukraine in dispute over prices
  • (2006) Insurgents in Iraq, demanding Russian withdrawal from Chechnya, kidnapped and killed four Russian diplomats
  • (2006) Two newspapers were shut down after reprinting cartoons about Islamic prophet, Mohammed
  • (2006) Four Russian army officers were detained inGeorgia on spying charges causing Russia to impose sanctions and expel hundreds of Georgians
  • (2006) Aleksandr Litvinenko, former Russian security officer, died in London after being poisoned by radioactive substance
  • (2006) New gas deal signed with Belarus after tense negotiations, price doubled with further increases to be phased in over next four years
  • (2007) Russia expanded territorial claims during Arcticexpedition, planted flag on seabed at North Pole
  • (2007) Landslide nearly obliterated one of Russia's most noted natural wonders, Valley of Geysers
  • (2007) During diplomatic row, Russia expelled fourBritish diplomats, placed visa ban on British officials and suspended bilateral counter-terrorism cooperation
  • (2008) Dmitry Medvedev won presidential election, Putin appointed prime minister
  • (2008) Russia sent tanks into Georgia, bombed Georgian air bases after Georgia launched military offensive to retake the breakaway province of South Ossetia
  • (2008) Russia, Georgia signed French-brokered peace agreement; Russia withdrew its combat troops
  • (2008) Russia hit by world financial crisis, fall in oil prices causing stock markets to lose as much as 50 percent of their peak value
  • (2008) Parliament voted in favor of bill extending next president's term of office to six years from current four
  • (2009) Gas supplies to Ukraine were stopped over unpaid bills and gas prices; supplies to southeasternEurope were disrupted for several weeks
  • (2009) President Medvedev and US President Barack Obama reached agreement to cut back countries' stockpiles of nuclear weapons

2000s continued

  • (2009) Bomb blast derailed Moscow-St. Petersburg express train, dozens killed
  • (2010) Muslim women staged double suicide bombings on Moscow metro, 39 killed
  • (2010) New Start Treaty signed by President Medvedev and President Barack Obama, cuts arsenals of deployed nuclear warheads by 30 percent
  • (2010) Wildfires caused by severe heat wave killed dozens of people, devastated crops
  • (2010) Russia, Norway signed agreement to delineateArctic maritime border
  • (2010) President Medvedev sacked Moscow's corrupt mayor, Yuri Luzhkov
  • (2010) Report issued by Transparency International ranked Russia as most corrupt country in Europe and one of the most corrupt in world
  • (2011) Suicide bomb blast at Moscow's Domodedovo airport killed 35, injured 110
  • (2011) European Union invited Russia to take part in space missions to Mars in 2016 and 2018, in order to help with funding
  • (2011) Thousands of people attended the biggest anti-government rally in Moscow since fall of the Soviet Union, condemned ballot-rigging in parliamentary elections, demanded re-run
  • (2012) Prime Minister Vladimir Putin won presidential election, began six-year term
  • (2012) NATO activated missile defense system inEurope despite strong Russian opposition; Russia launched program of rearmament
  • (2012) Tens of thousands of people protested again Putin's rule
  • (2012) Three members of female punk rock band, Pussy Riot, sentenced to two years in prison after being found guilty of hooliganism for performing song critical of President Putin
  • (2012) Russia joined World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • (2012) Flooding, caused by heavy rains, in Krasnodar region killed over 140
  • (2012) Iraq canceled $4.2 billion agreement to buy arms from Russia

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Land Area 16,377,742 km2
Water Area 720,500 km2
Total Area 17,098,242km2 (#1)
Population 142,355,415 (#9)
Population Density 8.69/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Federation
GDP (PPP) $3,750.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $26,100
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Kaliningrad Oblast Kaliningrad
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Kamchatka Krai Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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Kemerovo Oblast Kemerovo
Khabarovsk Krai Khabarovsk
Khakassia Abakan
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Kirov oblast Kirov
Komi Syktyvkar
Kostroma Oblast Kostroma
Krasnoyarsk Krai Krasnoyarsk
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Leningrad Oblast Saint Petersburg
Lipetsk Oblast Lipetsk
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Mari El Yoshkar-Ola
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Murmansk Oblast Murmansk
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Nizhny Novgorod Oblast Nizhniy Novgorod
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Novgorod Oblast Velikiy Novgorod
Novosibirsk Oblast Novosibirsk
Omsk Oblast Omsk
Orenburg Oblast Orenburg
Oryol Oblast Orel
Penza Oblast Penza
Perm Krai Perm
Primorsky Krai Vladivostok
Pskov Oblast Pskov
Rostov Oblast Rostov-na-Donu
Ryazan Oblast Ryazan'
Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg
Sakha Yakutsk
Sakhalin Oblast Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Samara Oblast Samara
Saratov Oblast Saratov
Smolensk Oblast Smolensk
Stavropol Krai Stavropol'
Sverdlovsk Oblast Yekaterinburg
Tambov Oblast Tambov
Tatarstan Kazan
Tomsk Oblast Tomsk
Tula Oblast Tula
Tuva Kyzyl
Tver Oblast Tver
Tyumen Oblast Tyumen
Udmurtia Izhevsk
Ulyanovsk Oblast Ulyanovsk
Vladimir Oblast Vladimir
Volgograd Oblast Volgograd
Vologda Oblast Vologda
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