Russia Background Stats

Border with Ukraine:

2,063.04 km (1,281.91 mi) including 1,974.04 km (1,226.61 mi) by land and 321 km (199 mi) by sea


  • Countries named after legendary figures: Countries named after legendary figures and deities.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Named after legend: The legendary figure after which each country was named.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • National identity card: Description.
  • National tree: Name of tree.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
Countries named after legendary figures Rus (legendary figure) 2014
Full name Russian Federation 2013
Land border length 20,017 km 2014 2nd out of 200
Named after legend Rus (legendary figure) 2014
National anthems Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii ( State Hymn of the Russian Federation ) 2011
National identity card Internal passport is compulsory at 14 (but there is no penalty for not having one until the age of 16) and reissued with a new photograph at 20, 45. Although there are no laws in Russia requiring to carry a proof of identity, in certain places, such as Moscow, it is sensible to carry a passport at all times as lack of an ID during ad-hoc police checks is sufficient grounds for detention. A passport is also required for travel by long-range trains and airlines. There are a couple of operations that require an internal passport, (e.g. all notarial operations, land to high value assets). 2004
National tree Birch tree 2014
Neighboring countries and territories Azerbaijan Belarus (L) China Estonia Finland Georgia Japan (M) Kazakhstan North Korea Latvia (L) Lithuania Mongolia (L) Norway Poland Sweden (M) Turkey (M) Ukraine United States (M) Abkhazia South Ossetia (L) 2014

Russia emerged from a decade of post-Soviet economic and political turmoil to reassert itself as a world power.

Income from vast natural resources, above all oil and gas, have helped Russia overcome the economic collapse of 1998. The state-run gas monopoly Gazprom is the world's largest producer and exporter, and supplies a growing share of Europe's needs.

Economic strength has allowed Vladimir Putin - Russia's dominant political figure since 2000 - to enhance state control over political institutions and the media, buoyed by extensive public support for his policies.

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Did you know

  • Russia borders 18 countries. China borders 17, including a border with Russia. 

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