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City and regions of Russia


Main cities of Russia

The capital Moscow holds 9 million inhabitants and can be considered a natural centre.

In addition to the two federal cities, Moscow and St. Petersburg, there are 11 other cities that have population of one million or more, and 20 more cities with a population of more than half a million. In income level ranking, Moscow is number one in Russia, followed by regions that have rich natural resources. The next big city in average income level ranking is St. Petersburg on tenth place.

Oil, gas and minerals are big business in the north as well as there is a strong IT sector in Nizhny Novgorod.

Russian regions

A “bridge” between Europe and Asia

The European part of Russia is only 25% of Russia’s total area but about 80% of all-Russia population is concentrated there.

The Asian Russia includes Siberia and the Far East. Here are located 85% of Russian gas resources.

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Russia is almost twice bigger than the Unites States and 31 times than France. It has boundaries with fourteen countries.

Russia is home to people of so many different nationalities and customs, that it is often called a "bridge" between Europe and Asia, both geographically and sociologically.



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