Russia is, geographically, the largest country in the world covering nine different time zones and rich in mineral and energy resources. The mighty Volga, Europe's longest river, flows from northern Russia into the Caspian Sea.
Moscow and Saint Petersburg are the most frequently visited cities in Russia, and contain many historical sites, works of art, and unique architecture for which Russia is known. From Saint Basil's Cathedral to the Moscow Kremlin to Soviet-style buildings and skyscrapers.
Area: 17,075,400 square kilometers
Official Language: Russian
Religion: Russian Orthodox, Muslim, other
Currency: Russian ruble