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  Demographics Results: Russia
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Country Russia


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Region Northern Asia
Area (sq km) 17,098,242
Border Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania (Kaliningrad Oblast), Mongolia, Norway, Poland (Kaliningrad Oblast), Ukraine
Population 142,423,773
Nationality Russian(s)
Ethnicity Russian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1%
Religion Russian Orthodox, Muslim, other, non-practicing
Language Russian and more
Literacy 100%
Government Federation
Capital Moscow
Leader President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (since May 7, 2012); Premier Dmitriy Anatolyevich Medvedev (since May 8, 2012); First Deputy Premier Igor Ivanovich Shuvalov (since May 12, 2008); Deputy Premiers Arkadiy Vladimirovich Dvorkovich (since May 21, 2012); Olga Yuryevna Golodets (since May 21, 2012); Aleksandr Gennadiyevich Khloponin (since January 19, 2010); Dmitriy Nikolayevich Kozak (since October 14, 2008); Dmitriy Olegovich Rogozin (since December 23, 2011); Sergey Eduardovich Prikhodko (since May 22, 2013); Yuriy Petrovich Trutnev (since August 31, 2013)
Currency Russian ruble (RUB)
Independence Day Aug. 24, 1991 (from Soviet Union)
National Holiday Russia Day (June 12, 1990)
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