Russia: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Moscow (& largest city)

Population: 144.5 million (2017 estimate)

Language(s): Russian

President: Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister: Dmitry Medvedev

Currency: Russian Ruble ₽ (RUB)

Area: 17,075,200 km2 (6,592,800 mi2)

Dialing Code: +7

Time Zone: (UTC+2 to UTC+12)

Demonym: Russian (what’s this?)

Endonym: Россия (Rossiya)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)

Country Code (ISO): RU (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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