Full Name:

Russian Federation

Populations:

142.5 million (UN, 2007)

Area:

17,075,400 sq.km

Goverment Type:

Constitutional Republic

Capital:

Moscow

Administrative Divisions:

21 republics, 6 territories, 49 regions, 2 federal cities, 1 autonomous region and 10 autonomous areas

Executive Branch:

Chief of State - President: Mr. Vladimir PUTIN
Head of Government: Mr. Dmitry MEDVEDEV
Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mr. Sergey LAVROV

Legaislative Branch

Bicameral Federal Assembly which consists of
- the upper chamber, Council of Federation (Sovet Federatsii)
- the lower chamber, State Duma (Gosudarstvennaya Duma)

Judicial Branch:

Constitutional Court; Supreme Court; Supeme Arbitration Court;
Judges for all courts are appointed for life by the Council of Federation on the recommendation of the President

Major Language:

Russian

National Day:

12 June

Monetary Unit:

1 rouble = 100 kopecks

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