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Where is Russia?
Russia, Largest Country in the World by Surface Area

According to data published by the United Nations, there are 7.2 billion people in the world, and as of 2016, Russia has the ninth largest population with 144 million people.

As of 2015, the Russian economy ranks as the twelfth largest by GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally.

Nuclear Weapon State
It is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.

Global Memberships
  • Permanent member of the United Nations Security Council
  • G20
  • Council of Europe
  • Leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS),
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  • Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  • Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO)
  • One of the five members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)