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General Information

Full country name: Russian Federation
Head of the state: President
Government type: Federative Republic

Area: 17 075 400 square kilometers
Climate: varies from sub-polar in north to sub-tropical in south-west; average temperatures vary from -45°C to +5°C in winter, from +10°C to +25°C in summer. Absolute temperatures: -71°C and +45°C.
Land boundaries: total 19 917 km
Coastline: 37 653 km
Natural resources: crude oil, natural gas, coal, strategic minerals, timber, metals

Population: 143 899 200 (source: United Nations - 2004)
Capital: Moscow (pop. 9 million)
Language: Russian, many minority languages
Religion: Russian Orthodox, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism

Daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October.

Exports: USD 355 billion (2007)
Imports: USD 223 billion (2007)

Currency: Rouble

Business hours:
Offices 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Banks 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. Monday-Friday

Museums:
10.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday

Electricity: 220 Volts AC, 50 Hertz

National holidays:
The New Year's Holiday - January 1-5,
Orthodox Christmas - January 7,
Day of Fatherland Defender - February 23,
International Women's Day - March 8,
Holiday of Spring and Labour - May 1,
Victory Day - May 9,
Independence Day - June 12,
National Unity Day - November 4.

How to call Russia from outside:
00 + 7 + area code + telephone number (total 10 digits after 00)
Where:
7 - country code of Russia
Area code: from 3 to 5 digits depending on area
Telephone number: from 5 to 7 digits

Emergency calls inside Russia: 911 

 

Russia as a major world energy player

Usefull links to Russian Oil&Gas websites and government authorities