Nationality of its inhabitants: Russians
Language spoken: Russian
Political system: Republic
Population: 142 million
Russia is the biggest country in the world. It takes up all the north of Asia and about 40% of Europe. Its total area is about 17.075.400 square kilometres. Its has borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, Abkhazia, Georgia, South Ossetia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea.
Its currency is the Russian Rouble. Its capital city is Moscow, but it has other important cities like St Petersburg. The most important historic fact is that Russia was the first communist country. This happened during the twentieth century.
One important famous person was Lev Yashin (The black spider) because he is considered the best goalkeeper in the history
Another important russian person was Leon Tolstoi, one of the most important writers of the twentieth century.
One of the most important typical dishes is the Borshch. It is a soup made of beet, potato, cabbage and meat. It has a lot of calories because in winter people need more energy.
I think Russia is a beautiful country, but I wouldn't like to live there because it is really cold.