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Russia is the largest country in the world

Russia is the largest country in the world, covering 17.1 million
square kilometre. Extending nearly halfway around the northern
hemisphere and covering much of eastern and north-eastern Europe
as well as the whole of northern Asia, Russia has a maximum
east-west extent, along the Arctic Circle, of some 7,700
kilometers and a north-south width of 2,011 to 2,976 kilometers.
Russia has an enormous variety of landforms and landscapes.

If the Soviet Union was 1/6th of the Earth's landmass, the
Russian Federation is "only" 1/8th. You can say we shrank a little
bit - but we're still number one in terms of size.

Russian Federation includes 13 seas (yes, that's thirteen!), and
has the biggest land border in the world. That's one of the
reasons we still use landmines - there's simply no other efficient
way to guard such a huge territory.

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