Russia , also the Russian Federation (Rossiyskaya Federatsiya), is a transcontinental country extending over much of northern Eurasia (Europe and Asia). With an area of 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering almost twice the total area of the next-largest country, Canada. It is also home to the world’s ninth-largest population of an estimated 142 million people.

Interest in our country abroad constantly grows, despite all political obstacles. Any, most completed encyclopedic edition won't transfer all originality, beauty and force of our country. Only personal acquaintance with Russia can help the foreign guest to make the actual opinion. Very often guarded curiosity and hostility are changed by love and enthusiastic misunderstanding. Russia huge, generous, beautiful and unusual country. Yes, it seems severe, dangerous and frighteningly illogical. But the travel spirit opens hidden spaces and helps to appreciate Russian soul!
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