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Russia is the largest country in the world with a total Area of 17,098,242 sq km
The Land Boundries are the following:
land: 16,377,742 sq km
water: 720,500 sq km
total: 20,241.5 km
The countries that border Russia are Azerbaijan 284 km, Belarus 959 km, China (southeast) 3,605 km, China (south) 40 km, Estonia 290 km, Finland 1,313 km, Georgia 723 km, Kazakhstan 6,846 km, North Korea 17.5 km, Latvia 292 km, Lithuania (Kaliningrad Oblast) 227 km, Mongolia 3,441 km, Norway 196 km, Poland (Kaliningrad Oblast) 432 km, Ukraine 1,576 km
It's coastline has the impressive length of 37,653 km.
The Ethnic Groups that you can find in Russia are: Russian 79.8%, Tatar 3.8%, Ukrainian 2%, Bashkir 1.2%, Chuvash 1.1%, other or unspecified 12.1% (2002 census)
The Population is 142,517,670 inhabitants (July 2012 est.)
The Health expenditure is 5.4% of GDP (2009) and the education expenditure 3.9% of GDP (2006)
The Currency is the Russian Ruble (RUB).
Russia is not a member state of the EU or of NATO.