full name: Russian Federation Russia flag
capital city: Moscow
population: 142,423,773 (July 2015 est.)
official language: Russian
business language: Russian, English
major religion: Christianity, Islam
intl.dialling code: +7
internet suffix: .ru
time zone: UTC/GMT + 3 hours
currency: 1 rouble = 100 kopecks
GDP - real growth rate: 0.6% (2014 est.)
GDP - per capita: $24,800 (2014 est.)
main export: Oil and oil products, natural gas, wood and wood products, metals, chemicals
government: Federation
head of state: President Vladimir Vladimirovich PUTIN
prime minister: Premier Dmitriy Anatolyevich MEDVEDEV