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Formal Name Russian Federation (Rossiyskaya Federatsiya)
Capital Moscow
Main Cities Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgoro
Official Language Russian
Currency Russian Ruble (RUB)
Dialling Code +7
Emergency number 112
Time Zone Moscow - UTC+4 hours  ( Note: Russia is divided into nine time zones)
Daylight Savings Time No DST in 2013
Units of Measure Metric system
Electricity 220 volts; frequency of 50 Hz. Plug types F and C
Government Federation
Population 142,517,670 (July 2012 est.)
Climate Extremely diverse; varies from humid continental in much of European Russia; subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north
Land Surface 16,377,742 sq Km
Coastline 37,653 Km
Russian flag Russian flag

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