Russia is the largest country in the world, occupying more than 1/8 of the land area. It extends throughout northern Asia and occupies 40% of the territory of Europe, covers 11 time zones, and is characterized by a significant variety of climatic zones and landscapes.

Russia has the world's largest reserves of mineral and energy resources and is considered one of the leading energy producers. The country's population is about 146 million people, thanks to which Russia ranks ninth in the world in terms of population.

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Russia is a democratic country with a strong and efficient federal government. The structure of the Russian Federation includes 85 subjects of the federation. The state language is Russian, which is common in all regions of the country and unites representatives of more than 190 nationalities.

Russia is a permanent member of the UN Security Council, APEC, SCO, WTO, a leading member of the CIS. As a member state of UNESCO since 1954, the Russian Federation is actively implementing projects in the field of education, science and culture.

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