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  • Feb 19, 2010
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The biggest country yet the least understood. Even after a trip, one is more baffled & enthralled than to have apprehended the Russian way!
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review by . February 19, 2010
The Biggest Country in the World
Russia...    the land of the tzars...    the playground of Ivan; the Terrible, the Kalita & the Great!    The land that conquered, terrorized & mystified!      A land until not so long ago was still a superpower!   & today? (Imho, it still is!)      As a visitor, it took a great deal of effort to get the papers ready. More so than many countries.    It took a lot of patience …
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Russia (pronounced /ˈrʌʃə/ ( listen)RussianРоссияtr. Rossiyapronounced [rɐˈsʲijə]  ( listen)), also officially known as the Russian Federation[7][8] (RussianРоссийская Федерацияtr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiyapronounced [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈraʦəjə]  ( listen)), is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential democratic republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. Russia shares borders with the following countries (from northwest to southeast): NorwayFinlandEstoniaLatviaLithuania and Poland (both via Kaliningrad Oblast), BelarusUkraine,GeorgiaAzerbaijanKazakhstanChinaMongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan (by the Sea of Okhotsk) and theUnited States (by the Bering Strait).

At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than a ninth of the Earth's land area. Russia is also the ninth most populous nation in the world with 142 million people.[1] It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 11 time zones and incorporating a wide range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world's largest ...

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