Russia Russia, officially known as the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia.
It is a federal semi-presidential republic.
From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea.
It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, the US state of Alaska across the Bering Strait and Canada's Arctic islands.
At 17,075,400 square kilometres (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 also the world's ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012.
Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans nine time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.

Russia's Notable Births
1981 June 07
Anna Kournikova, Tennis player,model (born at Moscow, Russia) Gemini
1986 January 06
Irina Shayk, Top model (born at Emanzelinsk, Russia) Capricorn
1887 July 07
Marc Chagall, painter (born at Vicebsk, Bielorussia) (dead 1985 March 28) Cancer
1987 January 25
Maria Kirilenko, Tennis Player (born at Moscow, Russia) Aquarius
1987 April 19
Maria Sharapova, Tennis player (born at Siberia, Russia) Aries
1983 August 14
Mila Kunis, (Milena Markovna Kunis) (born at Chernivtsi,Ukrainian SSR,Russia) Leo
1975 December 17
Milla Jovovich, actress (born at Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Russia) Sagittarius
1918 December 11
Search with google:Aleksandr SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn , writer (born at Kislovodsk, Russia) (dead 2008 August 03) Sagittarius
1860 January 29
Search with google:Anton ChekhovAnton Chekhov , (born at Taganrog, Russia) (dead 1904 July 15) Aquarius
1890 February 10
Search with google:Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak , Poet,writer (born at Moscow,Russia) (dead 1960 May 30) Aquarius
1931 February 01
Search with google:Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin , Russian President (born at Butka,Russian) (dead 2007 April 23) Aquarius
Russia's Notable Deaths
2008 August 03
Search with google:Aleksandr SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn , writer (dead at Moscow, Russia) (born 1918 December 11) Sagittarius
1960 May 30
Search with google:Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak , Poet,writer (dead at Moscow,Russia) (born 1890 February 10) Aquarius
1953 March 05
Search with google:Josef StalinJosef Stalin , Politician (Iosif Vissarionovic Džugašvili) (dead at Mosca,Russia) (born 1878 December 21) Sagittarius
1924 January 21
Search with google:LeninLenin , rivoluzionario (dead at Gorki Leninskie, Russia) (born 1870 April 22) Taurus
1982 November 10
Search with google:Leonid BreznevLeonid Breznev , Politician (dead at Russia) (born 1906 December 19) Sagittarius
2009 November 08
Search with google:Vitaly GinzburgVitaly Ginzburg , Russian physicist (dead at Mosca, Russia) (born 1916 October 04) Libra

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