National Symbols of Russia

The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world by area. The territory of Russia covers an area of about 17.1 million square kilometers. Russia is located on the mainland of Eurasia. In the East, the country is washed by the Sea of Japan, in the North – the Barents, Kara and Chukchi, in the West – the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland, in the South – the Black and Azov Seas.

Official language in all the territory of the Russian Federation is Russian. The domain is .ru and the country code is +7. The capital city of Russian Federation is Moscow.

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There are 7 nations in the Russian Federation with a population of more than 1 million: Russians (80.9%), Tatars (3.87%), Ukrainians (1.41%), Bashkirs (1.16%), Chuvash (1.05%), Chechens (1.04%) and Armenians (0.86%).

Among the religious denominations, the most numerous is the Orthodox, the inhabitants of multinational Russia also profess Islam, Catholicism, Judaism, and Buddhism.

The monetary unit is the Russian ruble (1 ruble = 100 kopecks). The designation of ruble is RUB.

National day of Russian Federation is 12 June. It is a state holiday of the Russian Federation. It has been celebrated annually since 1992 on the day of the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the RSFSR on June 12, 1990.

The national symbols of Russia are Russian flag, Coat of Arms and their National Anthem. The main elements of the Coat of Arms of Russia — a double-headed eagle and a horseman with a spear striking a snake-were established as national symbols of Russia in the XV century.

The brown bear has been considered the national animal of Russia since ancient times. The bear was associated with the totem cults of many peoples of Russia, and later it became one of the main characters of Russian fairy tales.

Monomakh’s Cap is considered the national symbol of Russia, which represents power. The legendary headdress made of precious materials dates back to the XIII century, although in the XV—XVI centuries, according to legend, it was attributed to the Grand Duke Vladimir Monomakh. It represents the rise of Moscow over the other principalities of former Russia.

Country information

Official name(s) Russian Federation
Alternative name(s) Russian Federation (official, English)
Regional location North Asia bordering the Arctic Ocean, extending from Europe (the portion west of the Urals) to the North Pacific Ocean
Country name etymology English and Russian from Rosia or Rossiya, from the Byzantine Greek Rōsía (Ρωσία), meaning "Land of the Rōs".
Climate Ranges from steppes in the south through humid continental in much of European Russia; subarctic in Siberia to tundra climate in the polar north; winters vary from cool along Black Sea coast to frigid in Siberia; summers vary from warm in the steppes to cool along Arctic coast
Terrain Broad plain with low hills west of Urals; vast coniferous forest and tundra in Siberia; uplands and mountains along southern border regions
Population 145,934,462
National Day 12 Jun 1990
Language(s) Russian
Religion Christianity Russian Orthodoxy
Country code +7
Literacy rate 99.7%
Currency Russian ruble
Capital city Moscow
ISO RU
Domain(TLD) .ru
Ethnicity Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian & Bashkir
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Russian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 17,098,246 km2 (6,601,670 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 to +12
Average elevation 600 m (1,969 ft)
Coastline 37,653 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Russia

Flag map of Russia

Motto of Russia

No official motto

National animal of Russia

The National animal of Russia is Eurasian brown bear

National Animal of Russia - Eurasian brown bear

National flower of Russia

The National flower of Russia is Chamomile. Botanical name is Matricaria chamomilla.

National flower of Russia - Chamomile

National bird of Russia

The National bird of Russia is Double-headed eagle

National bird of Russia - Double-headed eagle

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Neighbouring countries of Russia

Russian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Even the sword doesn’t cut the head of the one who confesses.

If God listened to every shepherd’s curse, our sheep would all be dead.

There may be deep bottoms in still waters.

Once you have fallen into the water, you’re not scared of water any more.

Habit is a shirt that we wear till death.

Bad news doesn’t rest peacefully.

A boat stands firmer with two anchors.

When Anger and Revenge get married, their daughter is called Cruelty.

Live and scratch — when you’re dead the itching will stop.

A day is long, but a lifetime is short.

The bear dances but the tamer collects the money.

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