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Peterhof , Russia, St. Petersburg - Photo by lyng883 - CC-BY

Population mid-2004........................................ 144,000.000
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 4,250
GDP 2004......................................................... 613
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... -.1
Labor force (%) ....... 0.2

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The State Duma of Russia - Photo by Bernt Rostad - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................6,592,800 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......31
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 77
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 67
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 17
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 3
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 1

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About Russia __ Good overview of Russia with link to an "expanded" profile. - From - 

ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia __ "This is a brief extract from the ArcheoBiblioBase directory and bibliographic information system for archival repositories in the Russian Federation, maintained in Moscow under the direction of Patricia Kennedy Grimsted in collaboration with the Federal Archival Service of Russia (Rosarkhiv). The present information should help alert researchers to the wealth of holdings and research opportunities in repositories in Moscow and St. Petersburg and throughout the Russian Federation." - From International Institute of Social History -

Background Note: Russia __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department -

CIA - The World Factbook -- Russia __  Detailed look at russia including history, people, culture and many more topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - 

Country Profile: Russia __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "The country impresses with its diversity and size. Spanning 10 time zones, this Eurasian land mass covers over 17m sq kms. Its climate ranges from the Arctic north to the generally temperate south." - illustrated - From BBC -

Doing Business in Russia __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From World Bank Group -   

The Empire That Was Russia: The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated __ "The photographs of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) offer a vivid portrait of a lost world--the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. His subjects ranged from the medieval churches and monasteries of old Russia, to the railroads and factories of an emerging industrial power, to the daily life and work of Russia's diverse population." View the restored photos in this excellent website. - illustrated - From Library of Congress -


Essential Facts __ The Moscow Times guide to Russia filled with interesting and varied information. - illustrated - From Moscow Times -

History & Culture of Russia / Overview __ "With the dissolution of the Soviet Union there has been an enormous resurgence of interest in Russia's pre-Soviet past, as well as a great deal of debate and reconsideration of the Soviet era itself. This shift has not resulted in a simple vilification of everything Soviet or a naive embrace of all that preceded it, but it has spurred an unprecedented effort to regain the ancient Russian national heritage. Churches are being restored all across the country, great Russian writers and artists whose works were banned are once again being honored, and the individual character of ancient cities and communities is once again becoming established." An excellent resource covering the span from ancient times to the Soviet era. - illustrated - From interKnowledge Corp -
[The Legislation in Russia] - Home Page __ ""The legislation in Russia" site provides quick access to decisions, laws, decrees of the President and other normative acts of the Government of the Russian Federation and more... Full access to the documents after registration for free." - From OPTIMA -

Maps Of Russia __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection and others. - From -

The Moscow Times __ English language online daily newspaper. Keep up with current events. - illustrated - From Moscow times -

The National Library of Russia Home Page __ "The NLR welcomes you to the on-line gallery. Here you can find a presentation of several exhibitions held at the library." You will find many other online resources as well as general information and an overview of the library. - illustrated - From National Library of Russia -


pictures of Russia at - russia pictures ... __ "pictures of russia,moscow,russia travel,st petersburg,siberia,vacations,red square,murmansk,ekaterinburg,irkutsk,saratov,urals,altai mountains,caucasus ..." - illustrated - From - 

PRAVDA.Ru - Russian News and Analysis __ Online English language version of Pravda. - illustrated - From Pravda -
Russia __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress -

Russia __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress -
Russia __ "Russia's political icons and ideologies may have tumbled but Churchill's 'riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma' remains an apt descriptive chestnut. Outsiders still have only a hazy grasp of daily life in Russia, and the unfolding effects of a deregulated market economy are surrounded by rumours of rampant crime and prostitution, relentless drug-trafficking, mile-long queues for nonexistent food and a general end-of-the-world aura." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet -

Russia __ Good overview of Russia including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease -


Russia - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Russia Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." - illustrated - From -

Russia: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From - 

Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey __ "The RLMS is a series of nationally representative surveys examining the health and economic welfare of the Russian Federation. - From University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -

russia map and map of russia information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps of Russia, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From - 

Russia __ Online source for news from Russia. - From Russia -

Russia Photos __ Here are galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Russia. - illustrated - From -

Russia Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures of Russia as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps of Russia and more. - illustrated - From - 

Russia Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From -

State Committee of the Russian Federation on Statistics __ Official statistics for the country of Russia including searchable online databases. You will find stats on population, industry, agriculture, construction, transport, finances and many other topics. - From Goskomstat of Russia -
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia -- Powered by IBM __ A wonderous look at this world class collection. Choose English or Russian to view the website. - illustrated - From State Hermitage Museum -


Timeline: Soviet Union __ A timeline of important dates in the Soviet Union from its found till its collapse. - From BBC -

Welcome to Russia __ Official travel guide to Russia. All you need to know to plan a trip to Russia for business or pleasure. From visa requirements till the time you wave good-by. - illustrated - From -

Wild Russia-promoting Nature Conservation in Russian Zapovedniks __ "Few people realize that Russia has one of the world's premier systems of protected areas, which preserves millions of acres of wild landscapes - important habitat for a vast number of plants and animals. Wild Russia is an international effort to document images of the wild nature harbored in Russia's system of strict nature reserves and national parks. Through the Wild Russia project, we aim to promote worldwide appreciation for Russia's vast network of protected areas and to increase understanding of the opportunities these areas offer for conserving the planet's biodiversity." An excellent site about "natural" Russia. - illustrated - From Center for Russian Nature Conservation -


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