Official name of the country: Russian Federation
Population: 146.5 million (2016, Rosstat)
Area: 17,1 million square kilometers
System of Government: Federal Presidential Republic
Head of State: Vladimir Putin, President
Head of the Government: Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister
Science Minister: Olga Vasilyeva
Parliament: Federative Council (upper house), Duma (lower house)
Administrative structure: The federal subjects are grouped into eight federal districts.
Geography: The Russian Federation stretches across much of the north of Eurasia.
Last update: August 2016
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Source: HSE (URL: http://www.st-gaterus.eu/_media/Russia_Country_Report_EN_2014.pdf)