Russian Federation. Country Code: RS. Location: Northern Asia. Land Area: 6,592.849 square miles, almost twice the size of the United States of America. Capital: Moscow. Climate: Cold winters and warm summers. Terrain: Plains in central part of country, vast forest in Siberia, and rugged mountains on southern borders. Population: 146,001,176. Life Expectancy: 67 years. Literacy: 98%. Languages: Russian and other minor languages. Ethnic Groups: Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian, Chuvash, Bashkir, Byelorussian, and Moldavian. Currency: Ruble.

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