Russian Federation
Российская Федерация
Timeline: A United Kingdom of Scandinavia

OTL equivalent: Russia minus Crimea, Kaliningrad and the Sakhalin Oblast
Flag of Russia Coat of Arms of the Russian Federation
Flag Coat of Arms
Anthem "National Anthem of Russia"
(and largest city)
  others 35 other languages co-official in various regions
Religion Russian Orthodox Church (predominant)
Ethnic Group 81.0% Russian
3.7% Tatar
1.4% Ukrainian
1.1% Bashkir
1.0% Chuvash
0.8% Chechen
11.0% others / unspecified
Demonym Russian
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
Monarch Alexander IV
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (YR)
17,010,919 km²
  water (%) 13
Population 143,029,402 
Currency Russian ruble (₽)
Internet TLD .ru
Organizations UN, CIS, APEC, OSCE, WTO, CSTE and EEU
Russia (Russian: Росси́я, tr. Rossiya), also officially known as the Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федерация, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya), is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential constitutional republic. At 17,075,400 sq km (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is the world's ninth most populous country with nearly 144 million people in November 2014.