official name: Russia
Area: 6,592,735 sq mi
Language: Russian (official)
Currency: Rouble (R)
Religion: Russian Orthodox, Islam, Animist, Jewish, Buddhist
Industries: defense industries including radar, missile production, and advanced electronic components, shipbuilding; road and rail transportation equipment; communications equipment; agricultural machinery, tractors, and construction equipment; electric power generating and transmitting equipment; medical and scientific instruments.
Natural resources: wide natural resource base including major deposits of oil, natural gas, coal, and many strategic minerals, timber; note: formidable obstacles of climate, terrain, and distance hinder exploitation of natural resources.