Russia

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  • President: Vladimir Putin (2012)

  • Prime Minister: Dmitry Medvedev (2012)

  • Land area: 6,592,812 sq mi (17,075,400 sq km); total area: 6,592,735 sq mi (17,075,200 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 142,470,272 (growth rate: –0.03%); birth rate: 11.87/1000; infant mortality rate: 7.08/1000; life expectancy: 70.16; density per sq mi: 21.5

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Moscow, 11.621 million

  • Other large cities: St. Petersburg, 4.866 million; Novosibirsk, 1.478 million; Yekaterinburg, 1.355 million; Nizhny Novgorod, 1.245 million; Samara, 1.166 million

  • Monetary unit: Russian ruble (RUR)

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