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Fact file: Russia at a Glance
October 15, 2016, 11:37 am

Russia's economy is expected to bounce back in 2017 [PPIO]

Russia’s economy is expected to bounce back in 2017 [PPIO]


Type of Government:
Federal [semi-presidential] Republic
Current Leader: Vladimir Putin
Population: 142,355,415 (July 2016 estimate)
Language(s): Russian
Ethnicities: Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9%
Religions: Russian Orthodox 15-20%, Muslim 10-15%, and other Christian 2%

Capital City: Moscow

Main Cities/Provinces: St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Sochi
Area: 17,098,242 km2 [making Russia the world’s largest country]

Major Industries: Machinery construction, chemicals and petrochemicals, fuel and energy, agriculture

Major Imports: Consumer goods, machinery, vehicles, pharmaceutical products, plastic, semi-finished metal products, meat, fruits and nuts, optical and medical instruments, iron and steel

Major Exports: Petroleum and petroleum products, natural gas, metals, wood and wood products, chemicals, and a wide variety of civilian and military manufactures

Currency: Russian Ruble
GDP [PPP]: $3.685 trillion (IMF April 2016) / per capita $25,185

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