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With 17,125,200 km², Russia is the largest country in the world, covering over one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited surface, and ninth in population, with over 144 million people in December 2017, excluding Crimea.

About 77% of the population lives in the western, European, part of the country.

The capital of Russia, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world⁠. Other major cities are St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nijni Novgorod.

Spread over almost all of North Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia CIS spans eleven time zones. It has maritime borders⁠ with Japan in the Okhotsk Sea and with the US (Alaska State) in the Bering Strait.