Surface:Russia has a total area of 17,075,200 sq km.
Population: Russia has a population of around 142,754,000, consisting of ethnic Russian, Tatar, Ukrainian and others.
System of government: Russia is a constitutional federation.
Capital: With a population of around 13,200,000, Moscow is the capital.
Religion: Russian Orthodox is the dominant religion, followed by Islam and other denominations of Christianity.
Official Language: Russian is the official language.
Government: Russia is a constitutional federation.
Climate: Russia has a continental climate except for the tundra and the extreme southeast.
Units of measure and electricity: Russia follows the metric system of measurement while the official unit of electricity is 220 V and 50 Hz.
Time Zone: Russia is divided into 11 time zones.
Currency: Ruble (1 € = 35.71 R)
Travel documents required: Passports are required by all travellers. Visas are not required by CIS countries excluding nationals of Georgia and Turkmenistan.
Explore Moscow and get photographed by a professional photographer. Moscow is full of unique photographic spots. And one the pleasures of traveling is to convert memories into pictures. Beautiful, crisp images enable us to live through the most adventurous moments of a journey again and again. Pictures speak better than words when we share impressions with friends and family. But it's hard to get a picture of yourself when you travel solo. Even for 2-3 people taking photos can be difficult - one person hides behind the camera and the group is never together.
Hotels are expensive. I stayed in Equator Hotel last time and the old-communist era hotel costs a bomb compared to the old facilities available there. Wifi is slow and difficult. Most old and middle age people cannot speak English or tend to avoid conversation but the younger generation is more open and friendly.