Russia (the official name of the Russian Federation) is the largest country in the world that occupies more than one-eighth of the Earth's land and is located on two continents - Europe and Asia. The country spans 11 time zones.
Russian climate is incredibly diverse due to the vast territory of the country. It changes from the Arctic and sub-Arctic in the north to temperate and subtropical in the south.
Russia is inhabited by more than 100 ethnic groups, the largest of them are Russian, Tatars, Ukrainians and Bashkirs. The largest religion confessions are Christianity (mainly Orthodox, there are also Catholic and Protestant), Islam and Buddhism.