• Accession to the Council of Europe : 1996
  • Area : 17,075,400 km2
  • Population : 143,06 million inhabitants (2014)
  • Capital : Moscow
  • Official language : Russian
  • Predominant religion : Christian Orthodox, Muslim, Buddhist
  • Government type : Presidential Republic
  • Head of State : President Vladimir Poutin, since March 4th, 2012 
  • Head of Government : Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev, since May 2012
  • Official currency : Ruble
  • International code : +7
  • National holiday : June 12

Quellentexte:  Agence RIA NOVOSTI, Paris