Russia Country information and photo #Russia – Russia flag, maps, people, coloring pages and more. Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for novelists Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, plus the Bolshoi and Mariinsky ballet companies. St. Petersburg, founded by legendary Russian leader Peter the Great, features the baroque Winter Palace, now housing part of the Hermitage Museum’s art collection.
President: Vladimir Putin
Population: 143.5 million (2013) World Bank
Currency: Russian ruble
Neighboring countries: China, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland, More
Government: Federal republic, Semi-presidential system, Constitutional republic