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Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia . It is a semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. Russia shares land borders with the following countries : Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania , Poland , Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan , the Republic of Korea , Sweden , Turkey , and the United States . At 17,075,400 square kilometres , Russia is, by far, the largest country in the world, covering more than an eighth of the Earth’s land area; with 142 million people, it is the ninth largest by population. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 11 time zones, and incorporating a wide range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world's largest reserves of mineral and energy resources, and is considered an energy superpower. It has the world's largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world's unfrozen fresh water. The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs, which emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a noble Viking warrior class and their descendants, the first East Slavic state, Kievan Rus', arose in the 9th century and adopted Christianity from the Byzantine Empire in 988, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Kievan Rus' ultimately disintegrated and the lands were divided into many small feudal states. The most powerful successor state to Kievan Rus' was Moscow, which served as the main force in the Russian reunification process and independence struggle against the Golden Horde. Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities and came to dominate the cultural and political legacy of Kievan Rus'. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland eastward to the Pacific Ocean and Alaska. Russia established worldwide power and influence from the times of the Russian Empire to being the largest and leading constituent of the Soviet Union, the world's first and largest constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower. The nation can boast a long tradition of excellence in every aspect of the arts and sciences. The Russian Federation was founded following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, but is recognized as the continuing legal personality of the Soviet Union albeit in a weakened state. It has the world's eighth largest GDP by nominal GDP or sixth largest by purchasing power parity with the eighth largest military budget. It is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the world's largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, a member of the G8, APEC and the SCO, and is a leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Russia: Money & Costs - Moscow
Russia: Money & Costs If you're really frugal, avoiding plane trips, taxis, overseas phone calls and decent restaurants, as well as always looking for the very cheapest place to stay, you should be able to get by on US$40.00 a day. If you always stay in comfortable hotels and eat in restaurants two or three times a day, you're looking at more like US$100.00 a day. If you prefer to spend your day eating in Moscow's finest restaurants and sleeping between their crispest sheets, plan on around US$500.00 a day. Very few places in Russia expect you to tip. Top-end hotels and restaurants add 5% to 15% to your bill, while porters expect around US$1 a bag. Shops have fixed prices, but in markets you'll be expected to bargain. Currency of Russia ...

Excursions in Russia - Moscow
Excursions in Russia A trip to the marvelous St. Petersburg or visiting the museums or grand buildings in Moscow can be a part of you Excursions in Russia. Russia Tours should include all that you can see and explore in Russia to make your travel to the country the most cherished and memorable one. Excursions in Russia are real fun and involve lots of excitement. The following Excursions in Russia can be done: Moscow City Tour and the Kremlin Grounds - This is a full day tour that will introduce you to the capital of Russia that is Moscow. Here, you will get to see sights as the Novodevichy Convent, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the wonderful panoramic view from the majestic Vorobiovi Hill. Visit the Red Square to catch Russi...

Restaurants, Bars and Casinos in Russia - Moscow
Restaurants, Bars and Casinos in Russia While on a trip to the colorful country of Russia with loved ones, make it a point to soothe your appetite with some mouth-watering local and international dishes. There are bountiful numbers of Restaurants, Bars and Casinos in Russia. These Restaurants, Bars and Casinos in Russia provide its customers with some appetizing cuisines in a relaxed ambiance. These Restaurants, Bars and Casinos in Russia are the best place if you want to have some recreation at the end of a long weary day. If you are a food expert then the Restaurants of Russia is the ideal place for you. The settings of the Restaurants, Bars and Casinos in Russia are best to indulge in chit chat with your best pals. One of the popular restaurants of R...

Ice Diving in Russia - Moscow
Ice Diving in Russia If you want to try something different then ice-diving in Russia is the best option among the adventure sports in Russia. The main area of Russian ice-diving is the White Sea which boasts of a wonderful marine life. If you see a dazzle of colors suddenly then do not be surprised as there are a number of birds in the areas near White Sea. If you want to go for ice-diving in Russia then you have to wear a dry suit and the divers generally go down to the bed of the sea by creating a hole through the sheet of ice. As the ice is tough to crack you have to use a saw to break the ice. The temperature is below freezing point the dry suites will protect the divers from the cold and chill. If you have already made your plans ...

Snowboarding in Russia - Moscow
Snowboarding in Russia Snowboarding in Russia is one of the popular adventure sports in Russia. If you want to feel the rush of adrenaline pumping into your blood then snowboarding is for you. Other adventure tours in Russia include skiing, river rafting, ice diving. Get to know more about Snowboarding in Russia through Russia Travel Guide. Russia snowboarding is great fun. Russia faces heavy snowfall in the winter which offers the adventure seekers ample opportunities to indulge in various types of sports like skiing and snowboarding. The best places in Russia to go for Snowboarding in Russia are around Moscow, St Petersburg, Elbrus -Caucasus and Krasnaya Polyana (Red Field). Around Moscow you will find a number of snowboard parks. Mou...