Russia. Basic Information. Total Area 17,0989,242 sq mi Highest point Mount Elbrus 5,663m Population 140,041,247 9 th in comparison to populations in the world Life expectancy Male:59.33 Female:73.14. Nationality Russian Literacy rate Total population 99.4
17,0989,242 sq mi
Mount Elbrus 5,663m
9th in comparison to
populations in the world
Total population 99.4
Cellular phone usage pop.
4th only to China, India and the United states
Home of the Russian super car the Marussia B2
Russian ruble (RUR)
1 Russian ruble = 0.032948 U.S. dollars
Over the years
After the fall of the Soviet union Russia switched from being a centrally planed economy to a more market based and globally integrated economy. In 2009 Russia became the worlds largest exporter of both oil and natural gas. Russia took a hard economic fall in the beginning of 2009 when oil prices plummeted. Ever since the economy has been on slow climb upward.